actor: Edward Norton

Isle of Dogs

If Wes Anderson were to make a film, to tell a story in the tradition of an Akira Kurosawa samurai folklore, then I suppose Isle of Dogs would be the closest thing we could come to expect. His latest, never anything less than visually and aurally gorgeous, has an order to abide to: the urgent, [...]

Collateral Beauty

Howard is a prominent businessman and owns 60 percent of an advertising company. But he turns his back on both the company and his family after the loss of his 6-year-old daughter. Now he just spends his time playing dominoes, riding his bike and writing letters to "Love," "Time" and "Death." When [...]

Birdman

"Birdman" focuses on how important relevance and regrets are in a person's life. Michael Keaton plays an actor named Riggan Thomson, who used to be known as "Birdman." Interestingly, many viewers will remember Keaton as "Batman" in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is important to Riggan to be rid [...]

The Bourne Legacy

The cinematography in this film is amazing. Scenes like the one of a cabin in the woods miles from nowhere with falling snow are well captured, as are the scenes of an airborne plane in a snow storm. But the violence of the film is a dark contrast to these scenes. Spies are trying to wipe out the [...]

Pride and Glory

When you think of a movie about a "police family" and "the force" of course you are going to think about the good guys and the bad guys. This is filled with the right ingredients for a cop movie, meaning violence, corruption, and even a little family background. At first you think the bad guys are [...]

The Incredible Hulk

This is a high energy and action-packed movie. You do get to catch your breath occasionally but not for long. There is a lot of fighting and explosions and a little blood in spots, but the film is so steeped in the Marvel comic-book feel that, although it is pretty well done, it can't be put on the [...]

The Painted Veil

This is a very pretty film that deals with a messy relationship and not so pretty disease. The photography, music and costumes all harken back to a more civil time. The language is proper as would be expected during that age (the 1920s). It is almost as if they are wearing a mask or "a painted [...]

The Illusionist

This is one of the best written, directed and well-acted films I have seen in a long time. It is engrossing from start to finish and is one unique love story. I have always loved magic and Eisenheim is one magician of superior intellect and talent. "The Illusionist" would have been one of the [...]

25th Hour

While the film plays tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11 disaster, "25th Hour" is full of less redeeming qualities: constant barrages of strong language, some violence and a main character with a disrespectful attitude toward many races, professions and [...]

The Score

During the first half of the motion picture industry’s lifespan, moviemakers always had their thieves eventually busted, or at least unsuccessful in their nefarious acts, finding either retribution or redemption. The trend switched some thirty years ago when audience members aligned with the [...]

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