Review: Clemency

Director: Chinonye Chukwu Stars: Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge Clemency is a film about two people who are disappearing. The first of these is Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard), warden of a prison, borderline alcoholic and absentee wife. Her increasingly stifling and stressful work environment is eroding her attachments to life. Her marriage to Jonathan … Continue reading Review: Clemency

Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades

Director: Stephen C Miller Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Xiaoming Huang, Dave Bautista This review was written while in the grip of both a fever and a migraine and, like the film, probably shouldn't have been attempted at all. Reader discretion is advised. Escape Plan was an enjoyable enough pile of crap, five years ago, which saw … Continue reading Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades

Review: Escape Plan

In a Hollywood system so obsessively geared toward youth, it may seem like a contradiction that the so-called 'geriactioners' - action movies starring the genre's 80's and 90's stalwarts - continue to pop up and do business. The stars of these movies are unquestionably past their prime, so one might assume that their careers would … Continue reading Review: Escape Plan

Review: Caesar Must Die

Caesar Must Die (or to give it its native moniker┬áCesare deve morire) is an Italian documentary drama set inside a maximum security prison in which a group of convicted felons stage a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and is nearly completely shot in black and white. That sentence alone has probably whittled down my modest … Continue reading Review: Caesar Must Die