Tag Archives: Rinko Kikuchi

The Brothers Bloom

THEY’D NEVER LET THE TRUTH COME BETWEEN THEM. Professional con artist Stephen Bloom (Mark Ruffalo) convinces his brother (Adrien Brody) to join him for one last swindle, targeting an eccentric heiress (Rachel Weisz). The director behind Brick (2005) delivers another quirky film, this time about a subject matter that I’m frankly pretty tired of. The … Continue reading The Brothers Bloom

Babel: A Failure to Communicate

IF YOU WANT TO BE UNDERSTOOD… LISTEN.  The pattern here is obvious. This is director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s third feature film and it has a similar structure to Amores Perros (2000) and 21 Grams (2003). He and writer Guillermo Arriaga come up with a couple of ideas, themes they’d like to explore, put it all … Continue reading Babel: A Failure to Communicate