Going out of its way to up the ante of the previous chapter, “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6,” also directed by Justin Lin, offers the basic good expected of this flick, but no more. One feels a sense of eagerness (perhaps desperation) to match the fast-paced action, the high adrenaline, the preposterously glorious set-pieces [...]
The multi-nuanced performance of Oscar Isaac, who carries the entire film on his shoulders, should get a Best Actor nomination. In physical appearance, vocal range (he performs his own songs) and demeanor, Isaac is so right for the flawed (anti)hero, that it’s hard to imagine the saga with him.
Cannes Film Fest 2013 (out of competition)–Guillaume Canet, the talented actor-director-writer (and husband of Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard), makes a disappointing entrance into English-language cinema with his remake of the superior French drama, “Les Liens du sang.”
Is it already time for another “Hangover”? Two years after “The Hangover Part II” (2011), here’s “Part III,” which has been advertised as the finale to this increasingly unfocused series.
Very much a zeitgeist film, “The Bling Ring” is a moral fable and cautionary tale. In its good moments, the film (which is flawed) suggests what it means to be young, ruthless, technically alert, and most important of all, obsessed with achieving fame and celebrity, even if it calls for using illegitimate means.