Absolutely Anything Review

Absolutely Anything is Terry Jones’ first feature screenplay (written here with 65 year old Gavin Scott) since Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in 1996 and before that, Erik The Viking in 1989. Those are also the last two features he’s directed. These yawning gaps present themselves in the form of horrendously stale jokes and awfully pedestrian – bordering on ameteurish –…

Man Up Review

Simon Pegg is a talented and successful man of the movies. Besides Spaced and “the Cornetto trilogy” of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – his almost always excellent collaborations with writer / director Edgar Wright – and his occupation of second-tier funnyman in the Mission Impossible, Star Trek and (new) Star Wars franchises, he’s also a seriously well-endowed screenwriter, including…

Clouds Of Sils Maria Review

Kristen Stewart last showed her chops head to head with Julianne Moore in Still Alice; Moore won an Oscar. I don’t think Juliette Binoche is going to win an Oscar for going head-to-head with Stewart for Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas’s new enigmatic, occasionally frustrating but ultimately wonderful new film, and I think the reason is that Binoche…