Tag Archives: Naomie Harris

Mowgli

THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS FINDING WHERE YOU BELONG. A human boy is raised by a pack of Indian wolves in the jungle; he wants to be a full member of the pack, but his future is uncertain… A significantly darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, primarily remembered thanks to two Disney movies. This one has … Continue reading Mowgli

Moonlight: Three Shades of Blue

THIS IS THE STORY OF A LIFETIME.  I love the poster for this film. The colors are deep shades of blue, purple and cyan and the three faces of the lead character have been fused into one powerful image. Symbolizing different stages of the character in the film, it’s also a reference to the title … Continue reading Moonlight: Three Shades of Blue

Our Kind of Traitor

While vacationing in Morocco with his wife (Naomie Harris), a university teacher (Ewan McGregor) is befriended by a boisterous Russian (Stellan Skarsgård) who turns out to have laundered money for the Russian mob… Another John le Carré screen adaptation that entertains for the moment but fails to ignite the screen. Skarsgård and Damian Lewis are … Continue reading Our Kind of Traitor

SPECTRE

As James Bond (Daniel Craig) chases a particularly powerful villain (and shadows from his past), the British intelligence community is about to change in a way that deeply worries M (Ralph Fiennes)… The 24th Bond flick connects with the previous three, and on a deeper level with one of the most classic ingredients of Sean … Continue reading SPECTRE

Southpaw

BELIEVE IN HOPE. Light heavyweight champ Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is struck by a personal tragedy and has to start his life over, with help from a trainer (Forest Whitaker) in a small-time gym. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s script has a few themes in common with that show, as it explores the consequences … Continue reading Southpaw

After the Sunset

WHO WILL WALK AWAY? Master thieves and lovers Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek) retire and move to an island paradise, but a dogged FBI agent (Woody Harrelson) is convinced that they’re planning a new heist. Director Brett Ratner’s version of To Catch a Thief (1955) is old-fashioned and comfortable, but not … Continue reading After the Sunset

Miami Vice

NO RULES. NO ORDER. NO LAW. Miami police detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs (Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx) go undercover for the federal authorities in order to expose a very sophisticated drug ring. Sounds familiar, huh? The story is reminiscent of old scripts for the TV series (which was executive-produced by Michael Mann), but this … Continue reading Miami Vice