• Posts Tagged ‘Rated R’


    by  • November 21, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Tarsem Singh Starring: Henry Cavil, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Frieda Pinto Rated: R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality "300" has a lot to answer for. Since the success of the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, we are seeing more and more flicks set in classical/mythological Greece and...

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    J. Edgar

    by  • November 15, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by Clint Eastwood Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Judy Dench, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts Rated: R for brief strong language J. Edgar Hoover was the face of the FBI for decades, the man who fought against gangsters, kidnappers, and bank robbers, who gave us the FBI as we know it today. "J. Edgar" is an awkward, uncomfortable film...

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    Ides of March

    by  • October 18, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    The political thriller is a known quantity: cynical, frequently gritty, and not generally given to happy endings. George Clooney’s new film, “Ides of March,” is no different. The cast is spectacular, but the film winds up a rather heavy-handed, workmanlike piece, hampered by a so-so script. It’s not bad, but it’s not as great...

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    Killer Elite

    by  • October 3, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Gary McKendry Starring: Jason Statham, Robert DeNiro, Clive Owen Rated: R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. There are few things quite so sad as a film whose premise and cast promise awesomeness but whose execution falls flat on its face. "Killer Elite" should be a ton of fun -- it's an international assassin...

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    The Debt

    by  • September 4, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: John Madden Starring: Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas Rated: R for some violence and language Moral ambiguity is a staple of the espionage thriller genre. Spies, assassins, and their targets and employers tend not to be people at the all-good end of the ethical spectrum. "The Debt" takes...

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