trailer break: ‘Shutter Island’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… If it were any other director, I’d say, “Well, they just gave away the whole movie. Of course Leo’s gonna escape from the island.” But with Scorsese, I’m not so sure. And it’s not just Scorsese, either. This is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, who … more…

Gone Baby Gone (review)

It’s no rare thing that a film gets buzz for its director. It’s a rare thing when that director has never made a film before. It’s an even rarer thing when the film by that first-timer turns out to be as astonishingly confident and shrewd as actor-turned-director Ben Affleck’s *Gone Baby Gone.*