There’s a palate-cleansing lucidity and sobriety to this interesting movie, a narrative triptych, showing three intimate scenes of English (and German) life, from 1944, 1982 and 1996: snapshots of home-front life influenced by war, notionally separate scenarios but interconnected by an unstressed generational thread.Continue reading “Making Noise Quietly review – snapshots of home in the shadow of war”
Ryan Gosling (1)- Gosling’s addition of First Man is enough to keep him here. It’s not one of the best performances of the year—but it’s solid, and the other heavy-hitters, DiCaprio, DDL can’t overtake him as they didn’t work. Even Bale’s achievement in Vice, though it’s superior to Goslings, isn’t in a great film either.Continue reading “Best Actors in the World- 2019”
Emma Stone (1)- Stone would be number one on this list if we combined both male and female and it feels like it’s been a long time since you could say that. In the past five years she’s been dazzling in three masterpieces (Birdman, La La Land, and now The Favourite). That’s two more than any other actress during that stretch. I love Amy Adams and the others on this list but Stone is far and away the best actress in the world right now.Continue reading “Best Actresses in the World- 2019”
As a lovely 2015 documentary made clear, Toshiro Mifune ranks high on the icons of cool. At the same time, referring to him as such is far from the whole story. Although he never quite achieved a level of success in American films that he gained in his native Japan, Mifune remains one of the most recognizable international actors in history.Continue reading “5 BEST TOSHIRO MIFUNE MOVIES”
The low-budget rebel odyssey shook the foundations of Hollywood, ushered in a new era and launched a movie star.Continue reading “In 1969, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s ‘Easy Rider’ Pushed Hollywood Into the ’70s”
After decades of older generations portraying the age group inaccurately, a new wave of auteurs are shaking up the film industry.Continue reading “‘We’ve gone through a lot of trauma’: why millennial stories are saving Hollywood”
We have gone through 51 editions of Make the Case without talking about the best Robin Williams movies.Continue reading “5 Best Robin Williams Movies”
Have a look at two new posters for these upcoming films. Cowboys and Aliens arrives July 29th. Trailer here. Warrior drops in to celebrate our two-year anniversary on September 9th. Trailer here.
Moneyball is based on the true story of Billy Beane – the man who changed baseball – and the Oakland Athletic’s baseball team. Director Bennett Miller (Capote) took over the film when Steven Soderbergh was kicked off the production. The cast includes Brad Pitt (as Beane), Jonah Hill, Philip …
Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan, a test pilot who becomes better known as The Green Lantern once a magical green ring falls into his possession. It seems like we are getting a new comic-book based film every other week this Summer, and this week is no exception. In The
The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg. The film tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers, and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe.
The film first entered development in 1997; progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to write and direct in October 2007. Martin Campbell was brought on board in February 2009 after Berlanti was forced to vacate the director’s position. Most of the live-action actors were cast between July 2009 and February 2010, and filming took place from March to August 2010 in Louisiana. The film was converted to 3D during its post-production stage.
Green Lantern was released on June 17, 2011, and received generally negative reviews; most criticized the film for its screenplay, inconsistent tone, choice and portrayal of villains, and its use of CGI, while some praised Reynolds’ performance. Reynolds would later voice his dissatisfaction with the film. The film underperformed at the box office, grossing $219 million against a production budget of $230 million. Due to the film’s negative reception and disappointing box office performance, Warner Bros. canceled any plans for a sequel, instead opting to reboot the character in the DC Extended Universe line with the film Green Lantern Corps.