REVIEW: SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (2012)

This is the best movie of the year (at least, so far). It’s charming but not saccharine, sweeping but not grandiose. As it is based upon a book, story is paramount. It is from Lasse Halstrom, the director of Chocolat, after all. Emily Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a smart, sleek and organized asset manager. Her portfolio…

REVIEW: THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (2009)

Seriously. They actually do. This title is not a metaphor. Like The Informant!, though less subtle, the film is adapted from a book by Jon Ronson, which is supposedly a collection of mostly true stories, and instead of saying “Based on a True Story” the opening credit leads with “More of this is true than…

REVIEW: ANGELS AND DEMONS (2009)

A follow-up to The DaVinci Code, Ron Howard‘s latest outing features fun locations and gritty violence. This installment (which mentions Langdon’s past run-ins) pits science against religion, or more precisely, religious tradition. The Cern collider has managed to capture anti-matter, which was quickly stolen by an evildoer. Meanwhile, the Pope has died and the college…

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