Tag Archives: Richard Gere

Primal Fear

SOONER OR LATER A MAN WHO WEARS TWO FACES FORGETS WHICH ONE IS REAL. Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) happily takes on a high-profile case where a confused former altar boy, Aaron (Edward Norton), stands accused of having murdered the Archbishop. It’s not often an actor making his screen debut gets to shine as … Continue reading Primal Fear

Movie 43

COMEDY. EXPOSED.  It’s unbelievable that so many talents would be willing to work on and off on this collection of raunchy sketches for ten years and come up with so little. The title has nothing to do with the movie itself and there doesn’t seem to be much of a theme, even though Peter Farrelly’s … Continue reading Movie 43

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The whole gang (almost) is here for another round of love, intrigue and fun under the sun at that charming hotel for seniors near Jaipur, India. The sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) suffers from the same problems as so many others; it’s contrived, overlong and whatever points the concept has were made … Continue reading The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Arbitrage

POWER IS THE BEST ALIBI.   His family doesn’t know it, but Wall Street tycoon Robert Miller (Richard Gere) has cooked the books to cover an investment loss, and his relationship with a mistress is about to jeopardize everything he has. Director Nicholas Jarecki’s debut is a tense, dark and smart drama depicting the rot … Continue reading Arbitrage

Chicago: City of Scoundrels

IT BEGAN WITH A HIT…   Premiere once named this as one of the 20 most overrated films of all time. My take is different: Chicago is the greatest screen musical of the decade. Especially compared to Moulin Rouge! (2001), Baz Luhrmann’s hugely popular but exhausting jukebox musical. At the time, some critics considered Luhrmann’s … Continue reading Chicago: City of Scoundrels

The Hoax

BASED ON THE TRUE STORY. WOULD WE LIE TO YOU? In the early 1970s, desperate writer Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) tells his publisher that he’s in touch with the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and intends to write his biography. A hopeless real-life story to tell, really, since Irving’s hoax couldn’t have ended in any other … Continue reading The Hoax

An Officer and a Gentleman

LIFE GAVE HIM NOTHING, EXCEPT THE COURAGE TO WIN… AND  A WOMAN TO LOVE.  When Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) joins the Navy to become an aviator, his Gunnery Sergeant (Louis Gossett, Jr.) makes sure he learns to fight, but he also meets an attractive small-town girl (Debra Winger). One of the classic romantic movies of … Continue reading An Officer and a Gentleman

Amelia

VISIONARY. LOVER. DREAMER. FIGHTER. LEGEND. ICON.  The story of how Amelia Earhart fell in love with flying airplanes at a time when it was not only dangerous but also a man’s job gets the traditional Hollywood treatment by director Mira Nair. We follow the groundbreaking aviator as she accomplishes herself in the sky and challenges … Continue reading Amelia

Nights in Rodanthe

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR A SECOND CHANCE.  Doctor Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives at a North Carolina inn, which is temporarily tended by Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane); they are both going through crises and find a sympathetic shoulder to lean on. Critics had few nice things to say about renowned Broadway director George C. … Continue reading Nights in Rodanthe

I’m Not There: A Multitude of Voices

ALL I CAN DO IS BE ME, WHOEVER THAT IS. Todd Haynes knows how to suck up to Bob Dylan. When contacting the legendary artist’s manager to obtain permission to use Dylan’s music in an upcoming film that would fictionalize the entertainer’s life in the 1960s and ’70s, he was told by the manager not … Continue reading I’m Not There: A Multitude of Voices