Tag Archives: Adrien Brody

Detachment Review

“A child’s intelligent heart can fathom the depth of many dark places, but can it fathom the delicate moment of its own detachment?”

British director Tony Kaye’s return to feature film was met with anticipation, but also some trepidation given the nature of his narrative. On the surface Detachment is another classroom drama where a tormented teacher struggles to cope with his uninterested students, as seen previously in Half Nelson, Dead Poets Society and The Class. The film opens with “a Tony Kaye talkie” and leaves you wondering if the director of American History X can carry through with such an authorial sentiment and offer something unique within an already popular subgenre. Continue reading Detachment Review

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Midnight in Paris Review

To Paris, with love.

Whether it’s the locations that emulate the beauty of Monet’s paintings or the carefree lifestyle of the Parisians, the French capital receives a similarly romantic treatment as the esteemed filmmaker’s beloved New York. Continue reading Midnight in Paris Review