Tag: Sam Rockwell

Feature, Film Review

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way, Way Back is yet another coming-of-age story, this time about a fourteen year old who is dragged to his mum’s boyfriend’s beach house for some Summer family bonding. Stuck in his socially awkward skin and rejected by his (fairly stereotypically) bitchy step-sister (Zoe Levin), Duncan (Liam James) goes […]

Feature, Film Review

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

If Martin McDonagh needs to take four years between every release, he’s welcome to do so as long as they come out like this. In Bruges was very good, but Seven Psychopaths is a step up, and that’s not just because there’s a dog in it. McDonagh has returned with […]

Film Review

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

For many people, Cowboys & Aliens was a very disappointing blockbuster movie and it was dismissed by many others when it appeared to “underperform” at the box office. Well, I think that we had some definite disappointments in 2011 but I’m pretty sure the worldwide economic situation had as much […]

Film Review

Lawn Dogs (1997)

Roger Ebert memorably described Lawn Dogs as resembling an accident at the symbol factory, and it’s hard to disagree. It is an interesting fairy-tale – literally – with 10 year old Devon, in a voice over, intoning the story of Babi Yaga the evil child-stealing witch who lives in a […]

Film Review

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Faded stars trek far to break away from conventions. . . . . . . . . Galaxy Quest is brilliant. There, I said it. Job done. Review over. Okay, I guess I should say a little bit more than that. The story here concerns a set of actors who […]


Johansson to star in ‘lost’ Kubrick film

Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell will star in a “lost” Stanley Kubrick project. The script for the film, Lunatics at Large, was discovered several years ago after the late director of such classics as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining had commissioned writer Jim Thompson to write a treatment back in […]