Why I Love… #51: Donnie Darko

Year: 2001 Director: Richard Kelly Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross), Mary McDonnell (Rose Darko), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko), Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham), Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy), Noah Wyle (Prof. Monnitoff), Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko), Beth Grant (Kitty Farmer), Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman) Genre: Drama / Science Fiction I'm going to …

Review: Pacific Rim

I went into Pacific Rim very much in two minds, much as I've remained in two minds about Guillermo del Toro's output to date. As feted as the Mexican director has become for his popularist whirlpools of dark genre fiction, I've never particularly connected with any of his films. Even the universally adored Pan's Labyrinth leaves me …