trailer break: ‘Brothers’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Ugh. This looks like it tells us the whole movie in two and a half minutes. I hope that’s not the case, and that it spins off into some direction we’re not expecting. Because with this cast — Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, and Jake Gyllenhaal, oh my! … more…

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (review)

Honestly, I’d pay cash money to see either Neeson or Ewan McGregor on his own read from the phone book, and the two of them together is almost too delicious to bear. His Obi-Wan unfortunately doesn’t have an awful lot to do, but McGregor wastes no opportunity to be brilliant, reigning in a young man’s impetuousness with a Jedi-in-training’s emotional control — that these two opposing forces are at war within him is clear throughout the film.