Javier Bardem

Everybody Knows Review

Director Asghar Farhadi's riveting drama is a moral fable disguised as a potboiler that pulls the strings on a deceptively familiar premise.

The Gunman Review

The Gunman stars Sean Penn as a sniper in a film that feels past its prime. Despite a stellar supporting cast including Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, the only thing on mark is the aim of the protagonist.

The Counselor Review

It’s hard to think of a film that will be more openly divisive between critics, and yet no one in the general public would see or even necessarily enjoy all that much than Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor. I have no idea who this movie is aimed at pleasing or entertaining outside of McCarthy himself, but I’m kind of glad it exists. I think.

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 8/5/13

This week at the video store we check out new Blu-Rays for recent releases Trance, To the Wonder, Oblivion, and Olympus Has Fallen, and two new Criterion releases for The Devil's Backbone and Lord of the Flies.

To the Wonder Review

It's as hard to clearly decipher as any other Terrence Malick film since Badlands, but when dealing with a subject as irrational as love like he does in To the Wonder it's fitting and beautiful in equal amounts.

Skyfall Review

Skyfall is one hell of a movie going experience—the best entry in the James Bond franchise without a shadow of a doubt.

TIFF 2010
Biutiful Review

The films of Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) have never quite sat right with me. Although he has the ability to weave together multiple storylines and characters in seamless and intimate ways, his need to create the absolute worst possible scenario at almost every turn leaves me incredibly frustrated. Perhaps this has been because […]