Side Effects (2013)

Starring: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd Directed by: Steven Soderbergh R. 106 mins A bold and intelligent thriller perfectly suited to our time. With a story penned by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion), Soderbergh skillfully directs this tale of passion and deception. When the beautiful Emily (Rooney Mara) and…

Contagion (2011)

Starring: Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburn, Katie Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow Directed by: Steven Soderbergh PG-13. 107 mins There is a palpable sense of dread in this realistic pandemic thriller, but lack of characterization and debatable plotting will certainly make audiences think twice about their habits, but it doesn’t exactly provide us with…

The Aviator (2004)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, John C. Reilly, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Jude Law, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Francis Conroy, Willem Dafoe Directed by: Martin Scorsese PG-13. 170 mins A glamorous and detailed epic that has some astounding performances but doesn’t quite take us anywhere. In a powerhouse performance,…

Closer (2004)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen Directed by: Mike Nichols R. 103mins. Not for the faint of heart, Closer grabs ahold of the viewer and pulls just about every emotional string. Sex appeal and witty remarks balance out this drama which follows beautiful people doing very ugly deeds. Adapted from Patrick Marber’s…

Cold Mountain (2003)

Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Kathy Baker, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins Directed by: Anthony Minghella R. 155 mins An (ironically) cold romance during the Civil War – Cold Mountain is beautifully produced and well-acted but flawed narration undermines this supposedly sweeping epic. Based on the far superior…