The first sign of trouble on moving day: the family dog
refuses to come inside. The second: discovering the boarded-up entrance to a
disused cellar. It was downhill from there for the unfortunate family that
When his credit suddenly goes south, middle-aged Sandy
(Jason Bateman) learns his identity has been stolen. He tracks down the culprit
2,000 miles away in Miami. She's Diana (Melissa McCarthy), living high on the
hog. The cops have neither the staff nor the inclination to bring her in
In recent years John Malkovich has starred in a run of
quirky little indie movies, most designed at least in part around the
quirks of his haughty, disdainful persona. Being Malkovich has been its
own reward, but also perhaps a trap for the talented actor. In The Great Buck Howard,
Malkovich expands beyond his norm. To be sure, the familiar studied air
of superiority, the supercilious glare, remain. But in The Great Buck Howard Malkovich...
Angelina Jolie has climbed a long way up from her days as a Tomb Raider. Nowadays her roles usually demand acting. In Changeling, she plays Christine Collins, a mother whose panic quietly overtakes her denial when her nine-year old son doesn�t run to greet her when she comes home. Her face registers the gathering unease as she calls out his name, going room by empty room before the realization...
After winning Oscars with the unrelentingly grim No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers lighten up a little for Burn After Reading. Their new film traverses territory more familiar to the filmmakers. Here, death doesn�t descend in the form of an enigmatic hit man who tosses coins for the lives he encounters. Death just happens. Mordantly humorous but seldom laugh out loud, Burn After Reading ...
John Malkovich is everyone�s idea of a decadent, slightly dangerous aesthete. He brought this persona to its sharpest point as the cultured American expatriate killer in the little seen Ripley�s Game and as the Faustian German filmmaker F.W. Murnau in Shadow of the Vampire. He was cast by director Raul Ruiz as the titular figure in Klimpt, a film (out now on DVD) about one of the titans of Vienn...