cinematic roots of: ‘Takers’

In *Takers,* a gang of elegant and mostly nonviolent bank robbers, led by stylin’ Brit Idris Elba, break one of the rules that has made them successful, and so risk getting caught by diligent cop Matt Dillon. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

RocknRolla (review)

Guy Ritchie would surprise us if he surprised us. *RocknRolla,* his latest mockney crime caper, is exactly what you expect it to be. Hell, it’s exactly what you *want* it to be…

5 reasons I’m psyched for ‘RocknRolla’

All this week! 5 movies I’m psyched for in October, and 5 reasons why. No. 4: RocknRolla [opens limited October 8, wide October 31]. 1. Cute guys with British accents. 2. It’s about con artists, who are always entertaining. In the movies, at least. 3. Guy Ritchie. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch … more…