Tag Archives: Michael Caine

774 – Interstellar (***)

Despite an ear-splitting soundtrack that often threatens to drown out important dialog, Interstellar is a profound hit, a love child of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Contact. Its effects are special, its casting top notch, and its meaning sufficiently ambiguous. … Continue reading

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715 – Now You See Me (***1/2)

Don’t overthink it. That’s my first advice to those who watch Now You See Me, an otherwise-terrific psychological thriller with a magical theme, in at least one sense of the word. The movie relies on the staple of the magician’s … Continue reading

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657 – The Dark Knight Rises (***1/2)

The third (and final from Christopher Nolan) Batman movie might be the best yet. It’s mysterious, exciting fun. I can’t put it more elegantly. There’s mountains of tension, ulterior motives galore, and once again some of the finest supporting acting … Continue reading

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594 – Cars 2 (****)

Pixar seems immune to the problems that studios normally have with their sequels, in that Pixar’s sequels don’t, you know, stink. Cars 2, like the Toy Story films, captures every bit of sincerity, thrills, and pitch-perfect animation that the original … Continue reading

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562 – Harry Brown (***)

In Harry Brown, Michael Caine plays a pensioner with attitude, moved to violence after the gang murder of his only close friend. It’s a visceral, nasty role for anyone, let alone a 77-year-old knight of the realm. And it works, … Continue reading

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