Daily Archives: January 21, 2015

Movie Review: The vast sea and burning sun are the enemies in “Against the Sun”

Three downed Navy airmen stuck on a raft in the middle of the Pacific in World War II for weeks on end. It’s a familiar movie narrative, at least in part, because it happened more than once, even happened to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Aniston is the frosting, the plate, the whole reason to see “Cake”

A comedy that barely flirts with funny and a grim weeper that never quite raises a tear, “Cake” has one thing going for it — Jennifer Aniston. And if she didn’t get the Oscar nomination that might have seemed certain … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Black Sea”

His hair is thinning and his features are thickening, and Jude Law is evolving into a more interesting actor as this happens. He’s more at home in tough guy roles such as “Dom Hemingway.” The gritty submarine thriller “Black Sea” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: McGregor goes dark for “Son of a Gun”

You’ve never seen Ewan McGregor quite like this — all sadistic, ruthless and what not. In “Son of a Gun,” he plays Brendan, an escaped convict who busts out of the joint, does a job and is double-crossed. And Brendan … Continue reading

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