Vanessa Redgrave

Nov 21 2014

Foxcatcher

A frigid, monochromatic biopic that hopes audiences will perceive dead-eyed gazes and painfully slow-to-materialize dialogue as Oscar-worthy material, “Foxcatcher” tells its story with virtually zero charisma. Indeed, the film boasts dramatic transformations for Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum, but it’s tough to tell whether accolades should be given to the actors or the prosthetics department. […]
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Feb 17 2012

Coriolanus

(This review was originally published on February 17, 2012 at Reel Film News) ‘A place calling itself Rome’ looks a lot more like war-torn Serbia in “Coriolanus”, Ralph Fiennes’ version of the politically charged Shakespeare tragedy. Not as much an update of the play as an application of the script to a more relatable era […]
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