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…

Magic Mike (2012)

Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Gabriel Iglesias Directed by: Steven Soderbergh R. 110 mins A fun, high-energy flick that suffers from a melodramatic script and a barely-there plot. Tatum (in this story inspired by his past) plays Magic Mike, a male stripper who takes The…

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 Informant! (2009)

Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Rick Overton, Tom Papa Directed by: Steven Soderbergh R. 108 mins A bizarre and darkly humorous tale of greed and deception that wins us over with some great performances but lacks dramatic clarity. Based on a true story, it stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, an…

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Starring: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger Directed by: Steven Soderbergh R. 131mins. Superb. For something that began from a worn-out premise, Erin Brockovich could easily have turned into another sob-story – thankfully, it will surprise even the toughest sceptics. Finney and Roberts deliver some of the most memorable performances of their careers…