Tag Archives: Connie Nielsen

Justice League

UNITE THE LEAGUE.  After the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), Earth is threatened by a supervillain and his demonic legion, leading Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to form a league of heroes together with a couple of new talents. The DC Comics version of Marvel’s The Avengers tries hard to build … Continue reading Justice League

Wonder Woman

POWER. GRACE. WISDOM. WONDER.  Finally, after the failures of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, DC Comics delivered a superhero adventure able to rival the Marvel movies. Directing her first feature film in 14 years, Patty Jenkins and her team craft a handsome and robust equivalent to the Captain America movies, set … Continue reading Wonder Woman

The Devil’s Advocate

THE NEWEST ATTORNEY AT THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL LAW FIRM HAS NEVER LOST A CASE. BUT HE’S ABOUT TO LOSE HIS SOUL. Florida attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is recruited by John Milton (Al Pacino), a senior partner at a powerful New York law firm, but Lomax and his wife (Charlize Theron) soon discover that their … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate

Nymph()maniac: Vol. I

FORGET ABOUT LOVE. When Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) lying beaten up near his apartment, he brings her home and starts listening to her story; at a very early age she realized that she was a nymphomaniac… What was more or less described as Lars von Trier’s stab at full-blown pornography has its … Continue reading Nymph()maniac: Vol. I

3 Days to Kill

Former CIA agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner), who’s dying of a tumor, decides to reconnect with his ex-wife and daughter (Connie Nielsen, Hailee Steinfeld) in Paris, but is also drawn into another mission. Costner’s attempt to do a Liam Neeson (aided by Taken co-writer Luc Besson) is a clumsy mixture of action and family drama. … Continue reading 3 Days to Kill

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 Ice Harvest

THICK THIEVES. THIN ICE. It’s Christmas in Wichita and a lawyer and a businessman (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton) are preparing to leave town after having stolen $2 million of a gangster’s money. A lot of talented people gathered for this violent, bloody comedy. The cast is excellent, with very appropriate roles for Cusack, Thornton, Randy … Continue reading The Ice Harvest

One Hour Photo

THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A FAMILIAR FACE. This film reminds me a little bit of The Stepfather (1987); we see the protagonists in both movies try to control a family’s happiness. It’s an unsettling directing debut by Mark Romanek that stays credible and avoids a clichéd, bloody showdown. Connie Nielsen is good as the mother, but … Continue reading One Hour Photo

Gladiator: Best Kind of War Porn

WHAT WE DO IN LIFE ECHOES IN ETERNITY. Gladiator is one of those films that opened as early as May, without all that much fanfare, and then kept building until the Oscars many months later where it went on to win the Best Picture award. That is a rare thing these days among Oscar winners, which … Continue reading Gladiator: Best Kind of War Porn