(USA) Crime/Thriller. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Category III. 106 minutes. Opened Mar 14.
(USA) Animation/Adventure. Directed by Peter Ramsey. Voiced by Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law. Category I. 97 minutes. Opens Nov 22.
Take its title as a sign of an all-around failure—"360," despite its dazzling line-up of Oscar-class credits, somehow manages to be one of the dullest movies of the year. A modern interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s century-old play, "La Ronde," the film zooms in on the weighty topic of moral decision-making and how it shapes our social connections, yet comes off as superficial and empty.
(USA) Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly. Category IIA.
(USA/Canada) Never mind the bad reviews, negligible publicity and pitiful box office: Here’s the next cult classic, served up on a beautifully bloody platter.
(UK) Given the rate at which Hollywood has been plundering from novels, comic books, video games, and its own movies, it was only a matter of time before they turned their attention to the world’s most famous literary detective. The Basil Rathbone movies of the ‘30s and ‘40s established Holmes as a cloak wearing, pipe-puffing intellectual with the smoldering sexuality of an amoeba.
(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.
Category IIA. Are we at the end of the road for road movies? It’s a question that’s hard not to ask after viewing Wong Kar-wai’s English-language debut, which swaps the cramped confines of Hong Kong for the American open road with mixed results. On the one hand, watching the master’s deft visual touches at work in entirely new settings renews our appreciation for why he’s one of our most cherished artists as well as directors.