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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A UNIVERSE WTHOUT BOUNDARIES NEEDS HEROES WITHOUT LIMITS.  Centuries into the future, Valerian and Laureline (Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne) are agents working for a police force on Alpha, a space station containing millions of humans and other space races that’s suddenly threatened by an unknown force. Two decades after The Fifth Element, Luc Besson returns … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Beyond Borders

IN A PLACE SHE DIDN’T BELONG, AMONG PEOPLE SHE NEVER KNEW, SHE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. After a horrifying, eye-opening encounter with a desperate doctor (Clive Owen) who’s been working in Ethiopia, socialite Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie) becomes engaged in his plight. Jolie’s work as a U.N. goodwill ambassador was reflected in … Continue reading Beyond Borders

Hemingway & Gellhorn

WE WERE GOOD IN WAR. AND WHEN THERE WAS NO WAR, WE MADE OUR OWN.  In 1936, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) meets Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) in Key West; their subsequent relationship is marked by wars and a fiery romance. Another prestige project from HBO, directed by a famous filmmaker, with movie stars … Continue reading Hemingway & Gellhorn

The International

IS YOUR MONEY MAKING A KILLING? When a colleague is murdered, Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney (Naomi Watts) intensify their investigation of a major bank that funds arms deals and terrorism all over the world. A pretty formulaic thriller from Tom Tykwer that divides its time between Germany, New … Continue reading The International

Duplicity

OUTWIT. OUTSPY. OUTSMART. OUTPLAY. THEN GET OUT. Two corporate spies (Julia Roberts, Clive Owen) get mixed up in a high-stakes game between two rival corporations… and each other. Director Tony Gilroy followed up on the success of Michael Clayton (2007) with another film featuring Tom Wilkinson, New York locations and a James Newton Howard score… … Continue reading Duplicity

Closer: Bodies in Motion

IF YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, YOU NEVER STOP LOOKING. Mike Nichols was lauded for turning Tony Kushner’s play “Angels in America” into a great miniseries. It comes as no surprise that the esteemed director subsequently turned his interest to another play, this time a British one, Patrick Marber’s “Closer”. Kushner had updated … Continue reading Closer: Bodies in Motion

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

WOMAN. WARRIOR. QUEEN. In the 1590s, Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) is attracted to a dashing pirate, Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen), but England is under threat from the Spanish King and his armada. Blanchett revived the part that made her career, but this is a lackluster sequel. The operatic grandeur of Elizabeth (1998) was almost too much, and … Continue reading Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Children of Men: Aiming For Tomorrow

NO CHILDREN. NO FUTURE. NO HOPE. I have no idea how P.D. James, the 86-year-old mystery writer behind the novel “The Children of Men”, reacted when she saw Alfonso Cuarón’s adaptation. He and the four co-writers made considerable changes to the story and parts of it are disturbingly bleak and realistic. I can only imagine … Continue reading Children of Men: Aiming For Tomorrow

King Arthur

RULE YOUR FATE. Sometime in the 5th century, Sarmatian warrior Arthur (Clive Owen) and his men are given one final mission by Rome, to save a priest’s family from the Saxons. Written and scored by Gladiator collaborators, this film wants to be the definitive version of the King Arthur tale, placing it in locations that … Continue reading King Arthur