Gary Oldman is often described as an actor’s actor...which in his case apparently means an incurable ham. But in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy he gives a marvelously restrained performance.
Young Adult doesn’t always work. But it takes enough chances to be kind of bracing in its bad taste ... sort of like a Christmas package with a bomb inside.
When I first saw Drive in the theater, I absolutely loved parts of it but it didn’t seem to add up to much. On the plus side, it cements my belief that Ryan Gosling is an absolutely great actor.
Here’s a sentence I never expected to read, much less write: Director Roland Emmerich has made a movie of ideas. And if his Anonymous is a largely chilly and cerebral affair, it’s positively overflowing with brain-tickling notions.
Take Shelter is the kind of movie that almost drives you nuts but which, if you stay with it, leaves you transformed through a process you really can’t quite figure out.
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