May 19, 2010

Robin Hood (Ridley Scott, 2010)

WHAT IT IS: At the end of the 12th century, following the death of King Richard, monarch of England, Robin Longstride and his comrades desert the King’s army to become outlaws in England. But their heroic fates would be sealed by a tyrannical King, a looming French invasion and the internal strife of their kingdom. HOW IT IS: As a […]
April 20, 2010

3:10 To Yuma (James Mangold, 2007)

WHAT IT IS: A down-on-his-luck farmer (Christian Bale) volunteers to escort an outlaw (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train out of Yuma which will lead him to jail. HOW IT IS: Although Mangold (Heavy, Copland) is usually a very humanistic director, he succumbs here to the laws of the Hollywood blockbuster, arranging, at more than one occasion, inorganic plot points […]