Tag: USA

REVIEW: Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) lives in an isolated house with her ex-outlaw husband Bill (Noah Emmerich). He comes home badly injured and riddled with bullets: his old gang, led by John Bishop (Ewan McGregor), is coming to kill him. With the help of a former lover (Joel Edgerton) Jane prepares to defends her husband and ...

“They say this one has a surprise ending” | Unbreakable (2000)

In 1999 audiences worldwide were stunned by a film titled The Sixth Sense. It arrived without fanfare; a sort of mid-list supernatural thriller designed to give audiences something to go to between the big summer blockbusters. Sure it starred Bruce Willis, but it came from an unknown writer-director and featured a relatively unknown supporting cast. ...

“Let her be mine and mine alone” | The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

In 1831 Parisian publisher Gosselin released Notre-Dame de Paris, the first full-length novel by author Victor Hugo. It is a dark, overtly sexual tragedy set in 15th century Paris, in which a gypsy performer named Esmerelda becomes the target of Notre Dame’s conflicted and laviscious Archdeacon Claude Frollo. He sends his adopted son, the orphaned ...