Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home.
Dead in the water, with a recycled plot and unintelligible cutting.
d – Olivier Megaton
w – Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
ph – Eric Kress
pd – Sébastien Inizan
m – Nathaniel Mechaly
ed – Audrey Simonaud, Nicolas Trembasiewicz
cos – Olivier Bériot
p – Luc Besson
Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Leland Orser
Penguins of Madagascar **
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Slight but assiduously well-executed spin-off of the successful series of comedic animated films. This one takes a smaller-scale approach that allows for a more thorough use of characterization.
d – Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
w – Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Swayer
pd – Shannon Jeffries
m – Lorne Balfe
ed – Nick Kenway
p – Lara Braey, Mark Swift
Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Werner Herzog, Peter Stormare, Annet Mahendru
Still Alice **
A renowned linguistics professor, and happily married mother of three, is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
A candid and unambiguous portrayal of a familiar subject with a guileless, devastating performance from its star.
wd – Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland (Based on the Novel by Lisa Genova)
ph – Denis Lenoir
pd – Tommaso Ortino
m – Ilan Eshkeri
ed – Nicolas Chaudeurge
cos – Stacey Battat
p – James Brown, Pamela Koffler, Lex Lutzus
Cast: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Shane McRae
A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.
Undoubtedly tame translation of a true story that was quite personal to its writer/director. It feels in the end like an honorable if totally uninteresting endeavor.
wd – Jon Stewart (Based on the Book by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy)
ph – Bobby Bukowski
pd – Gerald Sullivan
m – Howard Shore
ed – Kay Rabinowitz
cos – Phaendra Dahdaleh
p – Gig Pritzker, Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Arian Moayed, Amir El-Masry, Jason Jones