Dominic Cooper

Mar 16 2014

Need for Speed

Lots of unattainably expensive vehicles being smashed, flipped, and propelled into the air. Lots of reckless behavior endangering the lives of civilians on the streets, all for the sake of winning a (very large) bet, culminating in a tragedy that spawns a revenge plot, more reckless behavior, and a cross-country race against time that puts […]
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Mar 8 2013

Dead Man Down

(This review was originally published on March 8, 2013 at Reel Film News) In the short time I’ve had to ruminate on the pros and cons of “Dead Man Down”, which is the American feature debut of director Niels Arden Oplev (who made the Swedish version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”), I’ve grown […]
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Nov 23 2011

My Week With Marilyn

(This review was originally published on November 23, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Has anyone ever really gotten the Marilyn Monroe biopic thing right? Not in my opinion. But even Mira Sorvino’s depiction of the platinum blonde bombshell opposite Ashley Judd’s innocent but tragically scarred alter ego in the 1996 HBO movie “Norma Jean and […]
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