Tag: Piers Marchant

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds  |  Dir. Quentin Tarantino  |  Score: 6.2 Not to be reductive, but let’s begin by explaining what Quentin Tarrantino’s new film is not: As in, it’s not much about the Basterds, a hand-picked group of Jewish soldiers the…

An Education

An Education  |  Dir. Lone Scherfig  |  Score: 7.6 In 1961 London, two young couples sit in a Ravel concert. Of the four, one looks bored out of her mind, one is utterly self-satisfied; one looks longingly at his date…

Mother

Mother  | Dir. Joon-ho Bong  |  Score: 7.4 Joon-ho Bong’s new film begins in a swaying field of yellowed, tall grass. A woman comes up a small rise, staring into the camera, an intense, but inscrutable look in her eyes. Music…

A Serious Man

A Serious Man  |  Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen  |  Score: 8.1 You could say physics professor Dr. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is going through a bit of a rough patch. His wife, Judith (Sari Lennick), is leaving him for…

Red Riding

Red Riding  |  Directors Julian Jarrold, James Marsh & Anand Tucker  |  Score: 6.8 The bodies of the dead largely outweigh those of the living in this curious triptych of films based on a quartet of novels by David Pearce,…

Green Zone

Green Zone  |  Director Paul Greengrass  |  Score: 4.8 Within seconds of the house lights going down, we’re in an Iraqi war zone. Bombs breaking overhead, rapid fire machine gun volleys, screams of frightened civilians. The hand held camera shakes…

A Prophet

A Prophet  |  Director Jacques Audiard  |  Score: 7.2 At first, the French prison young Malik El Djebana (Tahar Rahim) is sent to seems strangely civilized, at least in comparison to its American counterpart. Prisoners are given individual cells, the showers…