On the performances of ‘Inception’

Posted by · 2:48 pm · July 6th, 2010

As a number of people have pointed by asking, my review of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” doesn’t offer much perspective on the performances in the film.  The reason is probably a combination of a few things. For starters, I wanted to be as careful as possible to write a spoiler-free review that could be enjoyed by […]

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REVIEW: “Inception” (***1/2)

Posted by · 3:00 pm · July 5th, 2010

In reviewing 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” I wrote that director Christopher Nolan “has made a brief career of exploring characters built upon their somber, in some instances twisted pasts, however distant or immediate.” The theme continues with “Inception,” a film like nothing you have ever seen before that plays out like a two-hour therapy session, […]

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Casting news galore

Posted by · 9:14 pm · April 1st, 2009

Lots of acting decisions being made today.  Despite the “holiday,” it’s all legit, too.  Well, I can’t vouch for /Film’s points us to the news that a trio of thesps joining Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (each of them listed as “in talks”).  According to Variety, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page are circling the project […]

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Out of the bag…

Posted by · 5:20 pm · May 11th, 2008

Call me crazy, but I think it’s a little brave for Warner Bros. to have gone ahead with marketing a Scarecrow figure for the upcoming “The Dark Knight,” despite those of us more than aware that the character shows up in the film.  No?

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REVIEW: “Sunshine” (**1/2)

Posted by · 6:25 am · July 19th, 2007

I really wanted to like Danny Boyle’s latest mind-bending cinematic excursion. The elements were in place for the talented genre director to crank out one of the great science fiction films of our time. Writer Alex Garland was on board, a certifiable genius of the narrative form. A decent cast of actors were assembled. Technical […]

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