Tag: ROBIN WRIGHT

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Based on a novel by John le Carre, A Most Wanted Man features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles, surrounds him with a strong supporting cast (including Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bruhl), and should please anyone who enjoyed the previous film from […]

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The Congress (2013)

The Congress shot itself in the foot. It’s all I can say, really. All the elements of a daring examination of self-identity in a technological future were right there in front of it and then BANG. Blood everywhere. Those trainers are ruined. Its fatal mistake? Ari Folman’s bizarre assumption that […]

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The Congress (2013)

A hallucinogenic fishbowl of Hollywood satire, quasi-autobiography and existential sci-fi (based partially on Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress), Ari Folman’s fourth feature is one of the most aggressively idiosyncratic films of the year, and destined to file among its most divisive. Robin Wright plays herself in the rut of midlife, […]

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Adore (2013)

By far the funniest moment in Adore, Anne Fontaine’s farcically po-faced, cross-Oedipal ménage-à-quatre drama, follows Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil’s (Naomi Watts) discovery that each woman has slept with the other’s son. “What have we done?” asks Roz, like one of those scientists in B-movies who learn that their work […]

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

As soon as this remake of the popular Swedish movie was announced you could hear the hissing of dissent, the sharpening of knives and the flicking of thesaurus pages as people tried to find new words to construct old and familiar complaints. Yet there was also something different about this […]

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Rampart (2011)

During his twenty-plus year career, which includes the role of Woody Boyd from Cheers, his Oscar-nominated turn as Larry Flynt and fighting the undead in Zombieland, Woody Harrelson has always been an actor at the top of his game, even given a few missteps (playing a transvestite prostitute in Anger […]

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Moneyball (2011)

Baseball. It’s a funny old game. Someone swings for a ball. Or doesn’t. People run. Bases get loaded. Points get put on the board. I’ve grown to like baseball as something I can casually tune into but I’ll never be one of the many Americans in love with the game. […]

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Rampart (2012)

Woody Harrelson outstays his welcome as dirty cop Dave ‘Date Rape’ Brown in this difficult and complicated police drama by the equally difficult but highly proficient director Oren Moverman. Rampart is a brutal, honest and depressing noir film, made so by the absolute first rate performances of its entire cast […]

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State Of Play (2009)

A fantastic political thriller with a very good cast doing very good work, the biggest thing working against State Of Play would seem to be that it’s a movie adaptation of a much-admired BBC mini-series. I have yet to see the BBC original but I can say that this film […]

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Last year was the release of Let Me In, the Americanised remake of the Swedish vampiric horror Let the Right One In. Although the original was close to perfection, the remake felt for the most part, a shot-by-shot translation with everything cramped up to eleven, in terms of blood-splattering, visual […]