The Big Bounce – 6.15.2020

Watched once, indifferent There are a few seemingly good reasons to give this film a shot: the cast (Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Gary Sinise, Vinnie Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Henry Dean Stanton, and a cameo from Willie Nelson), the source material (Elmore Leonard’s 1969 novel of the same name), and genre (criminal comedy). ButContinue reading “The Big Bounce – 6.15.2020”

Essential Killing – 5.24.2020

Watched once, indifferent How many years after 9/11 is enough time to convince a Western audience to root for a Taliban fighter? Is it 50? Is it 100? Jerzy Skolimowski seems to have taken this challenge head on just nine years after the fact in his 2010 thriller Essential Killing, which doesn’t even test theContinue reading “Essential Killing – 5.24.2020”

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