April 19, 2010

Man On Fire (Tony Scott, 2004)

Man on Fire is part of Scott's flip-out phase, where the director experimented with ultra fast-cutting editing, and video clip-like light transitions.
April 19, 2010

The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007)

In the Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne, a secret agent recovering from amnesia, decides to dismantle the spy agency responsible for his condition.
March 29, 2010

Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)

Michael Clayton suffers from its intellectualism, just as Syriana (Stephen Gaghan, 2005) did, and never lets you connect to the stakes emotionally.
March 26, 2010

Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)

In Slumdog Millionaire, a disenfranchised wants to prove he did not cheat after participating in India’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
April 24, 2011

Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

Black Swan is marked by Nathalie Portman's grandiose performance, but Aronofsky’s regresive aesthetic hinders the movie’s themes and narrative.