Steven Soderbergh

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Jun 6 2018

Ocean’s Eight

Reviewing Ocean’s Eight is a conundrum. Are we supposed to judge if it stands alongside Steven Soderbergh’s 2001-2007 trilogy which provides this film’s basis, or are we to take it as a different animal entirely? The tone which director Gary Ross wants to strike makes a case for the former, but the barely exciting, straightforward […]
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Aug 16 2017

Logan Lucky

When thinking about Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, I keep flashing back to something Stu Redman said in the 1994 TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand”: “Redneck don’t mean stupid.” If Soderbergh’s trilogy of Ocean’s films were finely-tuned jazz-funk, consider Logan Lucky to be its scruffier skiffle-band cousin. Sporting a misspelled “DANGERUS” tattoo and a […]
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Jan 22 2012

Haywire

(This review was originally published on January 22, 2012 at The Rogers Revue) It’s nice to see an action film that doesn’t complicate things just for the sake of looking smart. As much as I enjoyed most of the spy films from 2011, we saw almost every variation and mind-boggling complexity that the genre had […]
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Sep 9 2011

Contagion

(This review was originally published on September 9, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) We’ve seen plenty of pandemic films before. Varying from big budget successes like “Outbreak”, independent pictures like 2009′s “Carriers” and Danny Boyle’s gruesome vision “28 Days Later”, the possibility of a global health emergency has been explored in movies for decades. It’s no wonder that this fictionally enhanced topic continues […]
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