Tag: Kate Winslet

Film: Triple 9

Triple 9 | Director John Hillcoat | Score: 4.4 In John Hillcoat’s bloody, bad-cop thriller, Woody Harrelson plays a carousing, boozy, reckless-driving detective named Jeffery Allen. He’s so twisty and chill he digs out a half-smoked roach out of an…

Film: Labor Day

Labor Day | Director Jason Reitman | Score: 2.5 Bad prose commits many offenses, but its worst sin is one of trite convenience: Things happen not because they make character sense, they happen because they make things easier on the…

Retro Film Review: Titanic

Titanic  |  Director James Cameron  |  Score: 8.0 Despite the almost overwhelmingly complex technical challenges in the making of the $200 million doomed-ship spectacle, Titanic, the single most daunting obstacle writer/director James Cameron faced was the story itself. How could…

New Film Review: Contagion

Contagion  |  Director Steven Soderbergh  |  Score: 5.9 There are a lot of big name stars in Steven Soderbergh’s international epidemic procedural, which is necessary, in part, because so many of them die within minutes of their first appearance on…