Everything tagged with “Marion Cotillard”

  1. Review of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises

    While The Dark Knight Rises feels satisfying as you watch, it doesn't stand up to much scrutiny. Logically tenuous and structurally dubious, the film suffers from a surfeit of characters and plot. Worst of all, the film just feels pointless, a film that didn't need to exist and one that adds little to what came before.

  2. Review of Little White Lies

    A follow-up to the well-received thriller Tell No One, Little White Lies is unfortunately smug, tedious drivel that overstays its welcome for at least an hour. This review contains spoilers, but if you haven't seen it then that's ok because it means you'll be able to leave the cinema after only 90 minutes instead of the full, gruelling 150.

  3. Inception

    Inception plays as if Christopher Nolan was in a pub one night and an angry drunk shouted "Oi! Nolan! Think you're clever with your intertwining narratives and chronological playfulness? I bet you can't juggle five different threads at once though, spacially, temporally and in a coherent and entertaining fashion!", and Nolan went off and did it, just to prove a point. He succeeds, but at the expense of characterisation and a sense of any meaning or purpose.

  4. Review of Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

    I am completely gay for both Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and I'm a sucker for any film set in the 1930s, so Michael Mann's Public Enemies would seem to hit all the right buttons, telling the story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis' attempts to capture celebrity bank robber John Dillinger. Unfortunately some technical flaws and lackluster characterisation left me feeling a bit cold toward the whole affair.