The original film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the most joyous celebrations of adolescence ever made. Now, 26 years after the film was released, Matthew Broderick has come back with a teaser TV advert for the 2012 Superbowl that ties into the original movie? Terrific.
New York City is home to nine million residents and it’s a bustling place, but the iconic 1973 sci-fi thriller Soylent Green posits a grim future where NYC has exploded to 40 million people and there’s insufficient food and space for everyone. Unless, of course, you’re rich and can afford to live in the protected […]
While I quite enjoyed the 2009 Guy Ritchie reinvention of the fabled observant detective in Sherlock Holmes, applying the same formula in this newer film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows proved more a boring, tedious exercise in special effects and self-conscious film making and less an engaging and narratively ingenious film. In the original […]
On the surface, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher might not seem like a good subject for a biopic. She wasn’t flamboyant, there’s no romantic back story, and she was more known for her steel will than her diplomacy. In these politically charged times, however, The Iron Lady is surprisingly timely, with its profile of […]