The Counselor (2013)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Dean Norris, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic, Rosie Perez, Edgar Ramirez Directed by: Ridley Scott R. 117 mins The Counselor promises a good time thanks to the talent both in front of and behind the camera, but the elements are too conflicting; nothing seems to stick and the…

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard Directed by: Steve McQueen R. 133 mins Using his signature visual style to create profound moments of near-silence along with a surprisingly delicate and haunting score from Hans Zimmer, Steve McQueen explores the subject of…

Prometheus (2012)

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshell-Green, Ben Foster, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson Directed by: Ridley Scott R. 123 An ambitious and haunting sci-fi thriller that doesn’t answer all the questions fans may desire, but still delivers with splendid visuals and even greater performances. Ridley…

Fish Tank (2010)

Starring: Kate Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Griffiths, Harry Treadaway Directed by: Andrea Arnold UR. 124 mins Audiences play witness to this raw and powerful drama that delves deep into the underprivileged life of a (quite rightfully) angry young woman. Unlike so many of the troubled young women shown in films today, this girl is actually deserving…

Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Mike Myers, Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Til Schweiger, Jacky Ido, B.J. Novak, Omar Doom, Denis Menochet Directed by: Quentin Tarantino R. 153 mins Another mishmash of genres, this twist on history has all the quirky Tarantino ingredients and while it’s not subtle, the originality…

Hunger (2009)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Stuart Graham Directed by: Steve McQueen R. 92 mins A disturbing and powerful work that illustrates a kind of strength so few of us could ever dream of possessing. In a startling performance, Fassbender plays Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who went on a…

300 (2007)

Starring: Gerard Butler, Rodrigo Santoro, Dominic West, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Michael Fassbender Directed by: Zack Snyder R. 116 mins Oversimplified war stories told with the excitement and viscerally satisfying visuals that one might hear around a campfire. Based on Frank Miller’s (Sin City) graphic novel, this is an action-packed blockbuster loosely-based on the battle…