Christopher Walken

Dec 31 2016

Review: “The Jungle Book”

Jon Favreau has his passion projects, and then he has his passion projects. Take his last film, “Chef”, a fairly light under-the-radar dramedy with the writer/director in the starring role as a sought after culinary wizard who departs from a trendy high-end restaurant to open a food truck. Now look at “The Jungle Book”, an […]
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Feb 25 2016

Eddie the Eagle

The opening credits of Eddie the Eagle informed me of actor Dexter Fletcher’s involvement as the film’s director. And why not? The first time I ever saw Fletcher was in a 1976 film called Bugsy Malone, in which child actors portray Depression-era gangsters both battling with and against an army of Depression-era breadline denizens at […]
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Feb 1 2013

Stand Up Guys

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 1, 2013.) The harsh realities of getting old are something that everyone has to deal with. What you don’t hear about a lot in movies is the notion of aging gangsters. I believe the oldest cinematic gangster the world saw was probably brought to you […]
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Oct 12 2012

Seven Psychopaths

(This review was originally published on October 12, 2012 at Reel Film News) As the credits rolled on “Seven Psychopaths”, I found myself struggling to remember how the whole thing started in the first place. The film, written and directed by Martin McDonagh (2008’s “In Bruges”), plays like a stream of consciousness; it’s easy to […]
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