Tag Archive | Joel Edgerton

Review: “Bright”

Review: “Bright”

“Bright” is ostensibly a police thriller set in a world where magic exists, but it comes with a clever thought under its high-concept premise: what does racism mean in a world where sentient creatures are literally of different species? Humans of different skin colors would seem pretty unremarkable to even the most virulent racist when […]

Review: “The Great Gatsby”

“The Great Gatsby” is an emphatically faithful adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel not so much in plot, but in spirit. Writer/director Baz Luhrmann remains true to the text in terms that make its source material instantly recognizable: the 1920s setting, the cast of characters, the arch of the melancholy story. But it’s only by […]

Review: “Zero Dark Thirty”

The killing of Usama bin Laden is widely regarded as the United States’ biggest foreign policy triumph since the Cold War, so when the inevitable film about how the C.I.A. accomplished the heroic task was announced, it was reasonable to dread that the result would be blindingly patriotic and full of phony climaxes. I pictured […]

Review: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

As wildly fantastical versions of the world featuring kung-fu pandas, dueling monsters and aliens, and talking insects have become the primary domain of the children’s film, the more grounded magic realist fable has all but faded into oblivion. Only the legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki still regularly indulges the style, and even his work has […]