Tag Archives: Alison Lohman

Where the Truth Lies

In 1972, journalist Karen O’Connor (Alison Lohman) is hired by aging entertainer Vince Collins (Colin Firth) to write his autobiography… but her real aim is to find out why a young woman died in the company of Collins and his longtime showbiz partner (Kevin Bacon). An erotic thriller that jumps back and forth between 1972 … Continue reading Where the Truth Lies

Gamer

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, YOU DON’T LIVE TO PLAY… YOU’LL PLAY TO LIVE. In the near future, prisoners on death row are pardoned if they survive 30 rounds of a hugely popular Internet game where players control other humans. The directors behind Crank (2006) deliver another cheap action thriller, this one echoing The Running Man … Continue reading Gamer

Beowulf

Pride is the curse. In 6th century Denmark, the monster Grendel crashes a party at a castle and kills a lot of people; the king (Anthony Hopkins) hires a warrior called Beowulf (Ray Winstone) to destroy him. After The Polar Express (2004), director Robert Zemeckis made another film with performance capture technology; the results are a slight improvement. … Continue reading Beowulf

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

A BAND OF YOUNG WARRIORS ON THE WINGS OF THEIR GREATEST CHALLENGE! One thousand years have passed since a devastating nuclear war; in a surviving kingdom, princess Nausicaä is fascinated by the dangers surrounding her home, but others want to erase them with extraordinary means. Director Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature shows great concern for environmental … Continue reading Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Big Fish

AN ADVENTURE AS BIG AS LIFE ITSELF?   Tall tales are a natural part of the South and the leading character in director Tim Burton’s fantastical film has made his whole life a tall tale. While his son (Billy Crudup) bitterly tries to make the dying father (Albert Finney) tell something believable about his life, … Continue reading Big Fish

Things We Lost in the Fire

HOPE COMES WITH LETTING GO.   When Audrey’s (Halle Berry) husband Brian (David Duchovny) is murdered, she becomes closer to his best friend (Benicio Del Toro), a screwed-up drug addict. Director Susanne Bier’s first American film is another display of her knack for emotional dramas where people’s lives fall apart; the script shows similarities between the … Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire

White Oleander

WHERE DOES A MOTHER END AND A DAUGHTER BEGIN? After killing her lover, artist Ingrid Magnussen (Michelle Pfeiffer) is sentenced to life in prison, and her daughter (Alison Lohman) ends up in a foster family; they stay in touch, but is that a good thing? This adaptation of an Oprah’s Book Club choice gives you … Continue reading White Oleander