Tag Archives: Jason Patric

My Sister’s Keeper

11-year-old Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) sues her parents for medical emancipation; she’s tired of having her body used as a spare parts reserve for her cancer-stricken sister (Sofia Vassilieva). Nick Cassavetes knows how to make reasonably compelling films, but his inability to create something that makes them rise above the standard TV movie-of-the-week is obvious in … Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper

In the Valley of Elah

SOMETIMES FINDING THE TRUTH IS EASIER THAN FACING IT. Retired military investigator Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to find out what has happened to his son who seems to have gone AWOL from the Army; eventually he gets help from a local police detective (Charlize Theron). A drama about the dehumanizing effects of war; … Continue reading In the Valley of Elah

The Lost Boys

BEING WILD IS IN THEIR BLOOD.  Michael and Sam Emerson (Jason Patric, Corey Haim) move with their mother to a small town in California where they discover that a local gang of teenagers are vampires. I understand why this film was popular for a while – the soundtrack has engaging tunes, director Joel Schumacher paces … Continue reading The Lost Boys