Christopher Nolan has all but removed a moral framework from Inception – not to the point where we could ascribe to the film an ethical nihilism, but it seems to exist at least in some kind of moral vacuum.
It’s the density of jokes, tics and one-liners that the original Toy Story made the norm that once again succeeds. If this is the last of the franchise then it’s a fine end.
I think it's safe to say most of us want our superheroes to be messed up, complex, emotional outsiders. It makes the salvation all the more satisfying that way.
We pretty much knew what to expect of this film, given Burton’s trademark gothic imagining, distinctively rendered here by Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, a character on the brink of total mental collapse. Overall, this is a balanced and interesting rendition of a much-loved classic, which would leave the majority of filmgoers delighted and satisfied.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley,Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow
UK Release date: 12 March 2010
What Tolstoy’s story shows is that even great men can be wrong about life. He forgot the lessons learned by Levin in Anna Karenina: he could embrace his love for his wife as part of his love for God.
If a three-word summary of 'A Single Man' were ever needed, then it would hardly be possible to do better than to borrow the title, and with it much of the sentiment of C.S. Lewis' 'A Grief Observed'.
The stories one hears from those who have actually met Mandela match the portrait painted in the movie, and thus it provides, in a popular genre, an authentic glimpse into the personality of the first president of a democratic South Africa.
Avatar is a film that could only ever work on the big screen. Its landscapes and the cleverly constructed creatures are little animated gems. Fortunately for Cameron they just about save the film from some pretty bland dialogue, which would otherwise just be a film about human greed that costs £300 million to make.
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