Tag Archives: Sean Penn

June 04

Fair Game – Doug Liman and left wing angst. (Film Review)

I don’t think I can call Fair Game a particularly great film, probably more of a guilty pleasure because I share its very obvious point of view, but as far as those films made in the post 9/11 backlash against Bush go, it’s a huge improvement on genre contributors such as Home of the Brave, […]

January 09

Gangster Squad – Ruben Fleischer’s good v’s evil. (film review)

Next year it will be thirty years since Brian de Palma made The Untouchables (I know!  I know!) one of the many rough parodies of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, which was made sixty-two years earlier. Gangster Squad is our latest incarnation in the long running homage (we even have the all-important massacre on the steps scene) to a […]