THE LINCOLN LAWYER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 27, 2013 Relying entirely on its cast of characters and the performances provided, “The Lincoln Lawyer” never quite reaches the level of genius but also never takes the simple ways out. Matthew McConaughey takes a turn as Mickey Haller, an attorney meandering in the grey area of the law. He accepts back alley payments from bikers, swindles clients … Read More Quick Review: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
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GOSFORD PARK BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 19, 2013 Anyone that has a fascination with “Clue” or “Downton Abbey” or “Boardwalk Empire” will get a kick out of 2001’s “Gosford Park.” Openly the launching point for the PBS series “Downton Abbey, ” it shows that Maggie Smith stars in both incarnations with a subtly and humor that is unmatched throughout the film. With a huge ensemble … Read More Quick Review: Gosford Park (2002)
TRACK Colorblind ARTIST Counting Crows ALBUM Cruel Intentions Sebastian shows up at the top of the escalator, surprising Annette who thought she was avoiding him by leaving. She’s impressed and he’s in love and their love making ensues… a pivotal moment in the film.
Filled with breakthrough performances still representing these actors and actresses to this day and introducing sexual discovery to a generation over a decade ago, Cruel Intentions continues to carry its same weight today without falling into the oldie, but goodie pile, remaining a pop-culture icon. Though the iconic image of the film was Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair sharing a passionate kiss, the film reaches far further than just shock value and becomes one of the most memorable films from that generation and for that generation.