Garrett Hedlund

Jan 31 2016

Mojave

Two highly intelligent men sit across a table from each other, one a homicidal maniac (Oscar Isaac), the other a tortured Hollywood artist who has “been famous in one way or another since he was nineteen” (Garrett Hedlund) and also seems pretty comfortable killing people. Their dialogue comes from writer/director William Monahan, who also wrote […]
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Oct 8 2015

Pan

It’s a damn good thing both Pan and The Matrix were released by the same motion picture company, because they’re basically the same movie. Oh, to be sure, there have been “chosen one” films where the unwilling hero is thrust into a situation way beyond his control, surely to stumble, fall, and doubt himself at […]
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Dec 24 2014

Unbroken

It would be an understatement to call the life of Louis Zamperini, as assiduously chronicled in Laura Hillenbrand’s absorbing best-seller “Unbroken”, difficult to comprehend. Emerging from a rough childhood to break all sorts of high school track records, a young Zamperini made his way to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where he’d place only eighth but […]
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Dec 19 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

“If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song”, quips Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) after finishing a set in front of a familiar audience. That’s what it seems like we’re supposed to glean from Joel and Ethan Coen’s glimpse “Inside Llewyn Davis”, a wistfully downbeat, tragically comical film that transpires during […]
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