Tag Archives: Eric Roberts

Lovelace

X MARKS THE LEGEND. After depicting Allen Ginsberg in Howl (2010), documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman took on another real-life person in fictionalized form, porn star Linda Lovelace, and tell the story of how she broke away from her conservative parents, found a career after making the most famous porn flick in history, … Continue reading Lovelace

Inherent Vice

In 1970, hippie private eye “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) looks into several events that are connected to the disappearance of a wealthy real estate developer in California… The first screen adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel is true to its labyrinthine, energetic style. A special kind of audience will love its freewheeling attitude, the visual … Continue reading Inherent Vice

Witless Protection

PROTECTING AMERICA’S ASSETS. When a small-town deputy (Larry the Cable Guy) sees a woman escorted by several intimidating men, he assumes that she’s been kidnapped and “rescues” her… but the men are in fact FBI agents. The setup for this hillbilly comedy is contrived enough, but it actually only gets worse. Larry is Larry; you … Continue reading Witless Protection

The Expendables

CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON. A group of highly skilled mercenaries led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is hired to take out the dictator of a South American island nation… but they soon learn the full picture. Stallone gathered as many old-school action stars he could find (and approached many others who declined) for this adventure, a tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading The Expendables

The Dark Knight: Say It With a Smile

WELCOME TO A WORLD WITHOUT RULES.   “Why so serioussss?”, hisses the Joker as he flashes his retarded grin. This is after committing several murders, throwing Gotham City into disarray and before trying to force two boatloads of people to choose which one of the groups should perish first. It’s easy to see why people … Continue reading The Dark Knight: Say It With a Smile

It’s My Party

A GATHERING OF FRIENDS. A GIFT OF LOVE. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) learns that he has HIV; eventually he decides to commit suicide and throws a big farewell party for his friends and former lovers. Finally, Roberts gets a project worthy of his talent. He’s made too many bad action movies, … Continue reading It’s My Party