(USA/UK) Comedy/Crime. Directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish. Category III. 110 Minutes. Opened Apr 11.
(USA) Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell. Category IIB.
(USA) In modern-day London, Parnassus is a grizzled old drunk who’s actually a 1,000-year-old monk leading a band of roving troubadours around town entertaining with a mirror that transports people to a magical dimension spun from the visitor’s imagination. As it goes with these sorts of things, Parnassus ends up in a shady deal with a Satan analogue named Mr.
A British gangster film. Starring Colin Farrell. Set in Belgium. Admittedly, that doesn’t sound like the most inviting of films. But In Bruges is full of surprises, not least that Bruges itself is a beautiful city and, more importantly from the film’s point of view, that Farrell really can act when he wants to.
(USA) Match Point, Woody Allen’s 2005 film, was great. Scoop, staring Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman, was lukewarm. Cassandra’s Dream, the third film in his London trilogy, confirms that Allen’s prodigious output has reached its creative nadir. Quantity and quality usually correlate negatively, and so on behalf of all Woody Allen’s fans, we beseech him to take a break.
Remember when remembering the 80s was cool? Well, some people still think it is. Enter “Miami Vice,” a remake of the quintessential 80s TV show, starring two good-hearted, but bad-ass vice cops (Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx) flamboyantly dressed and sporting perpetual five o’clock shadows, riding around in cigarette boats.
The love story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith plays second fiddle to the beautiful visuals in Terrence Malick’s The New World.