Naomi Watts

Apr 8 2016

Demolition

I could probably wrap up my feelings about “Demolition” in a couple of sentences, but I’m obligated to write at least 400 words, so enjoy the diatribe. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée of “Dallas Buyer’s Club” and “Wild”, is one of the more aggravating experiences I’ve had at the theater this year. I mostly […]
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Nov 7 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

If bit parts in this year’s “Robocop” and “Need for Speed” seemed to indicate that Michael Keaton’s incredible versatility had faded for good, then Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” surely proves the opposite. Keaton plays once A-list movie star Riggan Thomson, best known for a series of blockbuster superhero films in the late […]
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Dec 21 2012

The Impossible

(This review was originally published on December 21, 2012 at Reel Film News) I’m not sure which is more unsettling about Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible”, the visceral punch felt when the wall of water is shown barreling through a peaceful beachfront resort in Thailand, or the means that the director uses in order to […]
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