Shallow but well acted
Rounders is a solid piece of entertainment that manages to keep your attention even though you may know where it is all heading.
The opening voice over from our protagonist, Mike (Matt Damon), puts you right into his head and effectively drops you directly into the world of underground high stakes poker. The fact that any layman with no poker experience could watch this and have a basic idea of the rules and regulations of the game was pretty impressive.…
Second time director and writer Tom Ford has created a film that should solidify him as a unique and up and coming talent in Hollywood.
From the very opening of the film he is able to push discomfort onto the audience which solidifies the fact that this feeing will continue for the rest of the film. With three interweaving narratives being presented simultaneously through the mind of our protagonist (or antagonist depending on how you…
Director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg have once again teamed up to try to shed light on another great tragedy America has faced in the past few years. While the film can be quite entertaining at times, it also gives the viewer a sense of sensationalism of the disaster that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon.
The movie opens generically showing the strong bond Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) has with his wife and daughter just before he sets out to join…