Tag Archives: Dermot Mulroney

Stoker

DO NOT DISTURB THE FAMILY. After the death of her father, his mysterious brother (Matthew Goode) comes to visit India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) and her mother (Nicole Kidman); uncle Charlie has a profound effect on them both… The director’s first international film was written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller and deliberately shares similarities with … Continue reading Stoker

August: Osage County

MISERY LOVES FAMILY. When the Weston family patriarch (Sam Shepard) disappears one day, the oldest daughter (Julia Roberts) goes back to her childhood home in Oklahoma; she’s never been able to get along with her pill-popping mother (Meryl Streep). The very dark hit play gets its equally claustrophobic film adaptation. Featuring strong, in some cases … Continue reading August: Osage County

Burn After Reading

INTELLIGENCE IS RELATIVE. When a CIA analyst (John Malkovich) is fired, he decides to write a book… but the consequences are deadly for some of Washington’s dumbest citizens. This is the Coen brothers having a little fun after winning Oscars for No Country for Old Men (2007). Their story about dirty deals and paranoia in the nation’s capital is well … Continue reading Burn After Reading

Georgia Rule

IN THIS FAMILY, ATTITUDE DOESN’T SKIP A GENERATION. Rebellious teen Rachel Wilcox (Lindsay Lohan) comes to stay with her grandmother (Jane Fonda) in Idaho for the summer; when she tells her mom (Felicity Huffman) a dark secret, she refuses to believe Rachel. Fonda’s second picture after coming out of retirement has her battling two younger generations … Continue reading Georgia Rule

My Best Friend’s Wedding

JULIANNE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER BEST FRIEND THE DAY HE DECIDED TO MARRY SOMEONE ELSE. When Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) finds out that her best friend, Michael O’Neil (Dermot Mulroney), is getting married, she realizes that she actually loves him and does everything to stop the wedding. A bright romantic comedy that’s not unlike … Continue reading My Best Friend’s Wedding

The Family Stone

FEEL THE LOVE. The Stone family is reunited for Christmas in Connecticut; son Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings his new girlfriend (Sarah Jessica Parker) who becomes anything but a hit. Director Thomas Bezucha’s second film is reminiscent of many other Christmas movies, but it manages to overcome its predictability and turn into a funny, genuine and quite … Continue reading The Family Stone

Zodiac: Killer, Liar, Enigma

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO LOSE YOUR LIFE TO A KILLER. When David Fincher grew up in California, the killer known as the Zodiac was very real. Decades later when Fincher read James Vanderbilt’s screenplay he realized that he had been given the opportunity to make a film in the vein of All the President’s … Continue reading Zodiac: Killer, Liar, Enigma