The Monuments Men (2014)

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Directed by: George Clooney PG-13. 112 mins. A frustrating film unsure in it’s tone and wasteful of it’s talents, The Monuments Men has predictably fabulous production but fails at instilling a real sense of passion for the subject…

Gravity (2013)

Starring: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Ed Harris Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón PG-13. 91 mins An impressive technical feat that is perhaps the closest (most of us) will ever be to experiencing deep space. Both fantastical and nightmarish, Gravity takes the viewer on a seemingly routine space walk in which Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and astronaut…

The American (2010)

Starring: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Johan Leysen Directed by: Anton Corbijn R. 105 mins A beautifully shot spy thriller that is far too serious for it’s own good. George Clooney stars in this Euro-thriller that favours style over substance and (attempts) to favour character over plot. Unfortunately, Corbijn doesn’t quite get…

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson Directed by: Wes Anderson PG. 88 mins Just short of a classic, Wes Anderson proves once again to be a masterful storyteller (with an eye for animation too!). Based on a children’s book by Roald Dahl, this is the story of a…

The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Directed by: Grant Heslov R. 90 mins With such a great cast it’s a shame that any humour to be had is ruined by a dopy narrative. For some, the premise is oddly believable and for others it’ll be far too strange…

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson, Danny Trejo, John Hawkes, Tom Savini, Michael Parks, Ernest Liu Directed by: Robert Rodriguez R. 107 mins A pulpy blend of crime-drama, western, dark comedy, horror and B-grade exploitation, From Dusk Till Dawn is a love-it-or-hate-it film that brings the talents…