An unemployment lunatic, who has been driven to thievery, finds a job in the world of LA crime journalism.
Unsettling thriller/black comedy that is far too satisfied with itself and its rather obvious delineations on the corruption of human decency to be at all illuminating, despite a committed central performance.
wd – Dan Gilroy
ph – Robert Elswit
pd – Kevin Kavanaugh
m – James Newton Howard
ed – John Gilroy
cos – Amy Westcott
p – Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal. Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Bombastic, one-note retelling of a familiar tale with plenty of archaic destruction, none of which is particularly striking or memorable.
d – Ridley Scott
w – Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steve Zaillian
ph – Dariusz Wolski
pd – Arthur Max
m – Alberto Iglesias
ed – Billy Rich
cos – Janty Yates
p – Peter Chernin, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Indira Varma, John Turturro
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
A young boy who hates his life makes a birthday wish that the rest of his family will have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Vulgar series of sketches devoid of cause and effect, with everything happening randomly to the point of intellectual bewilderment. It’s not funny, either.
d – Miguel Arteta
w – Rob Lieber (Based on the Book by Judith Viorst)
ph – Terry Stacey
pd – Michael Corenblith
m – Christophe Beck
ed – Pamela Martin
cos – Nancy Steiner
p – Lisa Henson, Daniel S. Levine, Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey