The Expatriate (2012)

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko, Neil Napier, Kate Linder, Garrick Hagon Directed by: Philipp Stölzl R. 100 mins A convoluted plot and a so-so performance make this thriller not only cliche, but entirely flat. Part Bourne Identity, part Taken, the film stars Aaron Eckhart as Ben Logan, an ex-CIA agent who, after the death…

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Sandra O, Tammy Blanchard Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell PG-13. 92 mins John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) has taken a surprising new direction with this tragic tale of a couple struggling to survive after suffering the loss of their child. It’s a topic that…

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, William H. Macy, J.K. Simmons, Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, Rob Lowe, Maria Bello, David Koachner, Sam Elliott, Robert Duvall Directed by: Jason Reitman R. 92 mins A clever satire on the lobbyists and political hypocrisy that dominates our culture. Aaron Eckhart brilliantly portrays Nick Naylor, a lobbyist for tobacco companies…

The Missing (2003)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Moss, Aaron Eckhart Directed by: Ron Howard R. 82 mins A beautifully shot and well-acted film that touches on some dark themes but doesn’t achieve the emotional depth required to make this any more than a wannabe-Western. It’s 1885 New Mexico…

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Starring: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger Directed by: Steven Soderbergh R. 131mins. Superb. For something that began from a worn-out premise, Erin Brockovich could easily have turned into another sob-story – thankfully, it will surprise even the toughest sceptics. Finney and Roberts deliver some of the most memorable performances of their careers…