Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Roger Donaldson


Thursday, March 15 2012

'Seeking Justice', In Which Nicolas Cage Mopes and Twitches

Centered on an actor who so famously commits himself wholeheartedly to movies great and terrible, Seeking Justice should be more or less than middling.

Thursday, March 6 2008

The Bank Job

Per formula, Terry's bad behavior is offset by the worse behavior of his assorted opponents. Theft, deception, and adultery don't look so terrible compared to murder and torture.

Wednesday, January 29 2003

The Recruit (2003)

For all its protests to the contrary, in this movie, everything is exactly what it seems.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Thirteen Days (2000)


Thursday, August 28 2014

'The November Man' Is Not As Bad As It Seems -- and Not As Good

Perhaps a tad too overcomplicated, this still satisfies as a slightly less than b-picture level actioner.

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