Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Martin Sheen, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, William L. Peterson, Patton Oswalt Directed by: Lorene Scafaria R. 101 mins A bizarre tale with a bittersweet romance that could only succeed in the hands of the two leads. Lorene Scafaria (writer of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) brings…

Atonement (2007)

Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple Directed by: Joe Wright R. 123mins. Beautiful and misunderstood by many, Atonement has a brilliant cast with chemistry and soul. The story, based on Ian McEwan’s novel of the same title, is about a mischievous girl, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan), who accuses her older sister’s…

Silk (2007)

Starring: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho, Alfred Molina, Miki Nakatani, Mark Rendall Directed by: François Girard R. 103 mins As limp and lifeless as the fabric it is named after, this film looks beautiful but is terribly boring. Thanks to Girard’s problematic direction and the miscast actors playing terribly one-dimensional characters. This period epic that…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Yun-Fat Chow, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Keith Richards Directed by: Gore Verbinski PG-13. 169 mins Devoid of any emotional connection or comprehensible plot, the third in this rollicking series is terribly pointless outside of the predictably flashy action sequences. With Jack Sparrow…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Naomie Harris Directed by: Gore Verbinski PG-13. 151 mins An escapist sequel with mind-blowing effects and an unfortunate onslaught of worn-out gags. Here we see Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley) about to exchange their wedding vows when Jack Sparrow…

Domino (2005)

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Lucy Liu Directed by: Tony Scott R. 128 mins. A sizzling hot mess in every sense of the word. Highly stylized and over-the-top editing makes Domino a film only our MTV generation could appreciate. Sex, drugs, and rock-&-roll, characterize this kinetic film and it’s no…

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…

Love Actually (2003)

Starring: Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lincoln, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rodrigo Santoro, Thomas Sangster Directed by: Richard Curtis R. 135 mins * * 1/2

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally Directed by: Gore Verbinski PG-13. 143 mins An overlong swashbuckling adventure that explodes with special effects and a memorable performance from Johnny Depp. Gore Versinski (The Ring, Rango) directs this film which, not surprisingly, is based on a Disneyland ride. It tells…