Sacha Baron Cohen

Les Miserables Review

Some excellent performances, great music, and fast pacing make Les Misérables worth seeing, despite director Tom Hooper directing with an unsteady hand.

The Dictator Review

The Dictator is simultaneously tasteless and toothless – a provocation in search of a point, taking a potentially explosive premise and reducing it to the level of a mediocre studio comedy and never living up to any of its transgressive promises.

Scenes from The Dictator Press Junket

We went to the press conference for The Dictator last week, and while star Sacha Baron Cohen put on a great show in character as General Aladeen, where does the character end and the man behind it begin?

Hugo Review

Hugo is the kind of ambitious and earnest miscalculation that could only be made by someone with great love and passion. For his latest film, Martin Scorsese adapts author Brian Selznick’s children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, but at the same time takes the material so personally that the film’s good intentions are often ungainly and out of alignment with the actual story of the film. The material is definitely within Scorsese’s field of vision, but the famed director loses sight of audience expectations and creates a film wholly for the most academic fans of film studies.