In Money Monster, Jodie Foster’s (Home for the Holidays, Little Man Tate) first film since The Beaver, a poorly received comedy-drama that had the ill-timed misfortune of a free-falling Mel Gibson in the lead, Lee Gates (George Clooney), an amoral, super-slick, Larry Cramer-inspired huckster with a five megawatt smile and
Dear Readers, As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things about chick flicks (defined here, subjectively, as: “movies I would want to see with my girlfriends”) is the emotional connection that can form between characters and the audience when a movie is centered around a common life experience. This bond allows the
Initially released at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, 10 Years is about a formerly tight-knit group of friends reuniting for their ten-year high school reunion. For many of us, the anxiety that surrounds such milestones is not about whether we are happy with our present. Rather, we fear what we might have to confront from our past. And so it is for the characters of 10 Years, each of whom arrives at the reunion saddled by some sort of high school-related, emotional baggage.