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Australian writer/director David Michôd’s sophomore effort suffers from occasional dry spells.
After films like "L.A. Confidential" and "Memento," Guy Pearce seemed on the path to A-list stardom. How did he get lost along the way?
Over time, superhero mythology gets junked up with tertiary characters and subplots. "Iron Man 3" has taken this hardware as far as it can go.
A narrative mess, "Prometheus" is nonetheless a worthy cinematic experience, a potpourri of Ridley Scott's flair for sumptuous visuals and sly, creepy mood-building.
Taken on terms of arrested-adolescence action movies, "Lockout" finds itself in pass-fail territory. Consider it a success by way of social promotion.
James M. Cain's cautionary tale of pride and motherhood gets the star treatment from director Todd Haynes, a formidable Kate Winslet and an accomplished cast.
Piecemeal treats are fun here, but never add up to a cumulative chill. Honestly, the most frightening things it has to offer are end credits with Comic Sans.
From the school of Inspiring Historical Stories, "The King's Speech" makes up for a lack of novelty by executing this type of film about as well as can be done.
"Traitor" — combining the "Bourne" films' geopolitical savvy with "24's" adrenaline — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
Aussie director David Michod makes his arrival with one of the finest spawns of Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann or Francis Ford Coppola's seminal gangster works.
"The Promotion" — a marriage of Terrence Malick's majesty and Sam Peckinpah’s macabre — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.