Tag: Clive Owen

  • Quickies, Vol. XXII

    Duplicity (dir. Tony Gilroy, 2009) – Refreshing and helpful to see this one for the first time since the big screen. What stands out now is how it turns on its head the traditional caper movie, something that Gilroy was probably only too glad to do after penning the Bourne stuff. So what this amounts…

  • Children of Men: The End of the Urban

    A little blurb contributed over here.

  • Gosford Park: So Classy

    For some reason past viewings of Gosford Park made it difficult to say much about it. Theories abound as to why, but undoubtedly two reign supreme: the slow mental digestion of this viewer, and a wedding – truly a becoming one flesh – of form and content on the part of the filmmaker(s). At this…

  • Duplicity

    Edited/revamped 3/23 I’m not sure if there’s a way to say anything substantial about Duplicity without giving away a lot of its story, which one really shouldn’t know before watching it. Am aware of, and a big believer in, the argument that the how of a film is as interesting and important as the what.…

  • Children of Men

    In the special features section of the Children of Men DVD, Slavoj Žižek says that the film gives hope to the future of cinema. This was an extraordinary film for many reasons, but its timing alone consecrates it as a work worthy of profound attention and study. Most of the time, movie studios give careful…