Tag Archives: Michael Sheen

Apostle

In turn-of-the-century Britain, Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) goes to a remote Welsh island to find his sister who’s been kidnapped by a religious cult. The Raid (2012) director Gareth Evans delivers a bloody yarn with supernatural overtones about a former missionary’s attempt to infiltrate a cult that’s worshipping a mysterious goddess. Intriguing at first, gory … Continue reading Apostle

Passengers

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS.  In the distant future, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up from hypersleep aboard a spaceship that’s headed for a colony planet, only to realize that he wasn’t supposed to wake up for another 90 years… An intriguing set-up that introduces philosophical questions that challenge the relationship between Preston and the woman who … Continue reading Passengers

Nocturnal Animals

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU CAN’T JUST THROW IT AWAY.  Art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) receives a copy of a novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal); she’s immediately drawn into the story about a family that falls victim to three men while driving in the middle of nowhere… Tom Ford’s second film … Continue reading Nocturnal Animals

Far From the Madding Crowd

In 1870s England, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) inherits her uncle’s estate and finds herself courted by three very different men. This remake of the 1967 film shaves an hour off but finds its own way to tell the story of a proud woman in Victorian times who decides if and when she has any use … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd

Breaking Dawn – Part 2

After having been rescued by Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) is trying to get used to her new life as a mother and a vampire… but her family is threatened by the Volturi. The fifth and final film in the Twilight series covers the last part of Stephenie Meyer’s novel and some aspects of … Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Breaking Dawn – Part 1

FOREVER IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. After finally walking down the aisle, Bella and Edward (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson) go on a honeymoon that is abruptly interrupted when she falls critically ill… The fourth part of the Twilight franchise takes the romance to a more mature level, but still remains simplistic and dreamy enough to keep its fan base … Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Midnight in Paris

On a visit to Paris, Hollywood screenwriter and would-be novelist Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) falls in love with the city to the degree that he actually journeys to the 1920s and the city’s community of famous artists… One of those rare things, a Woody Allen box-office hit, perhaps because of its light touch, romantic portrayal of … Continue reading Midnight in Paris

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

EVERY WAR HAS A BEGINNING. The third part of this series is a prequel that portrays the beginning of the centuries-long war between vampires and Lycans, a special breed of werewolves. The setting looks Medieval and is very darkly lit. Kate Beckinsale makes a quick appearance in the final sequence, but focus lies on the … Continue reading Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

The Special Relationship

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POLITICS OF FRIENDSHIP. As Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, he’s already enjoyed the support of U.S. President Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid) for some time… but the special relationship will be tested over the years. The third film to star Sheen as Blair (after The Deal (2003) and The Queen (2006)) … Continue reading The Special Relationship