Posts Tagged ‘tobey maguire’

Labor Day

by Christopher Lloydon April 27, 2014
A lot of people missed the boat badly on this delicate drama about an escaped convict who burrows himself into the lives of a single mother and her lonely son.

Labor Day

by Christopher Lloydon January 30, 2014
This unexpected January gem takes an over-the-top setup and turns it into an engaging and emotional exploration.

The Great Gatsby

by Christopher Lloydon August 27, 2013
Baz Luhrmann's take on the great American novel is flawed but compelling, bursting with passion missing from previous cinematic adaptations.

The Great Gatsby

by Christopher Lloydon May 9, 2013
Oversized and ambitious, "The Great Gatsby" better captures the passions and human conflict of Fitzgerald's book than previous film adaptations.

Class of 1993: “This Boy’s Life”

by Nick Rogerson April 25, 2013
In "This Boy's Life," Leonardo DiCaprio's leading-role debut, he acts as if announcing his career's mission statement — indicative of inevitable stardom.

Seabiscuit (2003)

by Christopher Lloydon April 2, 2012
Chris examines "Seabiscuit," the book and the movie, to see how a written work gets translated to the screen.

British Superheroes

by Zoe Chapmanon June 1, 2011
A new, fifth addition to the X-Men saga is out today and, like a growing number of other superhero movies, is looking decidedly more British than usual.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Wonder Boys

by Nick Rogerson December 5, 2010
"Wonder Boys" — a bizarre comic odyssey more comfortably broken-in with each viewing — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Seabiscuit

by Nick Rogerson September 21, 2010
"Seabiscuit" — an exciting, tactful probe into the heart of the underdog principle — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


by Christopher Lloydon March 23, 2010
"Brothers" is less concerned with the rightness of the war on terror than the dire effects on the men and women touched by it.