Joker JOKER (2019) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Josh Pais, Rocco Luna, Marc Maron, Sondra James, Murphy Guyer, Douglas Hodge, Dante Pereira-Olson, Carrie Louise Putrello, Sharon Washington, Hannah Gross, Brian Tyree Henry and Bryan Callen. Screenplay by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver. Directed by Todd Phillips. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. 122 minutes. Rated R.
Blade Runner 2049 BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017) Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Carla Juri, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James and Sean Young. Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Distributed by Warner Bros. 163 minutes. Rated R. 35 years on from the original, we return to the world of Ridley Scott’s cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Bas
Suicide Squad SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) Starring Will Smith, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Aidan Devine, David Harbour, Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller. Screenplay by David Ayer. Directed by David Ayer. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. 123 minutes. Rated PG-13. Suicide Squad is the state of the art in modern superhero movies. I mean that in all of the best of ways and
Matthew McConaughey discussing “Dallas Buyers Club.” Photo copyright 2014 Brad Balfour. Matthew McConaughey Discusses Resurrecting His Career with Dallas Buyer’s Club and True Detective by Brad Balfour What a year this has been for actor Matthew McConaughey. After a serious dry spell he’s enjoying a rebirth, finally getting his mojo back as noted in his award winning Dallas Buyer’s Club performance. This 44 year-old has stripped down to his core and rebuilt his career playing
Dallas Buyers Club DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Griffin Dunne, Dallas Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Michael O'Neill, Kevin Rankin, Bradford Cox, James DuMont, Jane McNeill, Adam Dunn, Stephanie Grote and James DuMont. Screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Distributed by Focus Features. 117 minutes. Rated R. Once upon a time, early on in his career, Matthew McConaughey was a res
Lord of War LORD OF WAR (2005) Starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Eammon Walker, Sammi Rotibi, Ethan Hawke, Shake Toukhmanian, Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Donald Sutherland, Liya Kabede, Jasmone Burgess, Carlin April, Gugu Zulu, Debbie Jones, Mirriam Ngomani and Eugene Lazarev. Screenplay by Andrew Niccol. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Distributed by Lionsgate Films. 122 minutes. Rated R. The anti-hero, a character who may do things that are repugnant and w
Andrew Niccol with Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke on the set of “Lord of War.” Andrew Niccol The Art of Lord of War by Jay S. Jacobs New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol has been the brains behind some of the most mind-bending films in recent years. Though he was not the director of his first screenplay, the critically acclaimed The Truman Show, he has since had the opportunity to create and helm such fascinating visions as Gattaca (with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman) a
American Psycho AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) Starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Screenplay by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner. Directed by Mary Harron. Distributed by Lion’s Gate Pictures. Rated R. 103 minutes. It is rare that a book be so reviled upon release as Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. Women’s groups and religious groups decrie