Tag Archives: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Snowden

ONE NATION UNDER SURVEILLANCE FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.  In 2013, former NSA employee Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) clandestinely meet with two journalists and a documentary filmmaker in Hong Kong to tell them the story of why he decided to expose the U.S. government’s wide-ranging surveillance of citizens. We already have Laura Poitras’s documentary … Continue reading Snowden

The Greatest Hits of 2016

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2016 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Michael Bay leaves his robots aside for a while, taking on a politically sensitive subject. Looks far from another Zero Dark Thirty (2012) though. * Kung … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2016

The Night Before

THREE WISE MEN. ONE WILD CHRISTMAS.  Three best friends (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie) are going out on Christmas Eve in New York City as they always do… but a fourteen-year long tradition is about to end. The director and stars of 50/50 (2011) are reunited for a comedy that looks like they usually … Continue reading The Night Before

Don Jon

EVERYONE LOVES A HAPPY ENDING. Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has no problem meeting women, and Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) is one of the sexiest he has ever hooked up with… but his addiction to Internet porn becomes a problem. The star’s directing debut is all the more impressive because he manages to make a romantic comedy … Continue reading Don Jon

The Greatest Hits of 2015

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2015 for ya. JANUARY: * Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first directorial outing since Public Enemies (2009) is a cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Its January release makes it hard to really get excited about it.  * Escobar: Paradise Lost – Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar reaches … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2015

The Interview

FROM THE WESTERN CAPITALIST PIGS WHO BROUGHT YOU NEIGHBORS AND THIS IS THE END. When they unexpectedly land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a dim-witted TV host and his producer (James Franco, Seth Rogen) are approached by the CIA who wants their help to kill the dictator… The directors’ second movie after the … Continue reading The Interview

Premium Rush

RIDE LIKE HELL.    New York City bicycle messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) clashes with a dirty cop (Michael Shannon), who’s deeply indebted to a loan shark, over a valuable envelope. As a screenwriter, David Koepp rarely shows much flair, but this thriller is the opposite. The story of a daredevil messenger who gets chased all … Continue reading Premium Rush

Sundance 2014: Roger Ebert, Macy’s Debut and HitRecord Hits TV

The Sundance festival ends tomorrow and we’re only a few hours away from learning which films will earn this year’s awards. Let’s take a look at a few highlights from the past days. In the clip above, Chaz Ebert talks about her late husband Roger Ebert and her memories of coming to Sundance with him … Continue reading Sundance 2014: Roger Ebert, Macy’s Debut and HitRecord Hits TV

Looper

FACE YOUR FUTURE. FIGHT YOUR PAST.   In 2044, Joe Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works as a contract killer for the mob in Kansas City; one day, he’s shocked to learn that his next target is an older version of himself (Bruce Willis) from the future. The star and director of Brick (2006) reunited for another … Continue reading Looper

Wrapping Up Sundance

This year’s edition of the Sundance film festival in Utah is over – and we have a few winners. The Grand Jury prizes for American films went to Fruitvale in the drama category and Blood Brother in the documentary category; both also won the Audience Awards. The World Cinema Grand Jury prize went to the South Korean … Continue reading Wrapping Up Sundance

Lincoln: Calamity in Congress

  On a visit to Washington D.C. last October, I made the obligatory visit to the Lincoln Memorial and found the experience of first taking in the huge marble statue of the 16th President and then reading the words from his second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address that are engraved onto the walls of … Continue reading Lincoln: Calamity in Congress

Dark Knight Rises: The Bat vs. Bane

A FIRE WILL RISE.   On the night of this film’s intensely anticipated premiere, a 24-year-old man attacked a midnight screening in Aurora, Colorado and murdered 12 people. The horrendous act caused the studio to remove ads for the The Dark Knight Rises and director Christopher Nolan released a statement where he called the movie … Continue reading Dark Knight Rises: The Bat vs. Bane