Horrible Bosses (2011)

Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland Directed by: Seth Gordon R. 106 mins As unoriginal as it is vulgar, Horrible Bosses squanders it’s potential by opting for immaturity and improvisation over what could have been a deviously clever tale of revenge. The implausible plot…

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…

Recount (2008)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Tom Wilkinson, Laura Dern, Bob Balaban, Denis Leary, John Hurt, Ed Begley Jr. Directed by: Jay Roach R. 116 mins A ‘talky’ and intelligent docu-drama detailing the controversial election of 2000 which came down to just one state: Florida. Kevin Spacey plays Al Gore’s former chief of staff who, after hearing that…

The Shipping News (2001)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Gordon Pinsent, Pete Postelthwaite, Scott Glenn, Rhys Ifans Directed by: Lasse Hallström R. 111 mins. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News carefully explores how one’s environment is central to character development. The story follows Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), a depressed journalist…

Pay It Forward (2000)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel Directed by: Mimi Leder PG-13. 123mins. Even if you don’t believe in the message, there is much to love about this film. Osment’s performance is nothing short of Oscar-worthy while Hunt and Spacey make a great pair of damaged souls. I am a…

American Beauty (1999)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Wes Bentley Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 120mins. This is an American classic and contains one of Kevin Spacey’s best performances in an already impressive resume. Perfectly cast and intelligently written, American Beauty holds a giant mirror up to the audience. Mendes crafts a…

A Bug’s Life (1998)

Starring: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Denis Leary Directed by: John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton G. 96 mins A whimsical tale that contains pixel perfect visuals and charming dialogue. In this updated version of Aesop’s fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, the film follows an…

Se7en (1995)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey Directed by: David Fincher R. 130 mins A skillfully made thriller, Se7en is a dark and bleak vision. I enjoyed this film but it doesn’t live up to all the hype as it’s ‘moral’ is deeply pretentious and the story, minus the intriguing MO of the…