The Great Gatsby (2013)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Amitabh Bachchan Directed by: Baz Luhrmann PG-13. 143 mins Much like a great party, Gatsby impresses but doesn’t exactly move. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, the audience follows Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to…

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, James Gandolfini, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow R. 157 mins A taught thriller that fascinates and engages audiences in a discussion that needs to be had. The film reunites journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), who demonstrates…

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Starring: James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Luke Ford Directed by: David Michôd R. 112 mins If the only thing you know about Australian film is Baz Luhrman, give this thriller a try. With a fantastic script and some gifted actors, Animal Kingdom is compelling and riddled with tension. After his mother…

Kinky Boots (2006)

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper, Linda Bassett, Nick Frost Directed by: Julian Jarrold PG-13. 106 mins A jolly and predictable British rom-com elevated by Ejiofor’s performance as the heartwarmingly sassy drag-queen, Lola. The story involves Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton), an heir to a once-booming shoe factory who now struggles to save…

King Arthur (2004)

Starring: Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Stellan Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton, Hugh Dancy, Stephen Dillane Directed by: Antoine Fuqua PG-13. 126 mins. Disappointing and forgettable.  While it provides a pseudo-historical take on the fascinating story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable, the action sequences are laborious and the dialogue is exhausting. In…