Lincoln (2012)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Gloria Reuben, Joseph Cross Directed by: Steven Spielberg PG-13. 149 mins Despite some amazing acting and direction, this film is not a cinematic experience, but more of a civics…

Hope Springs (2012)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell Directed by: David Frankel PG-13. 100 mins A humourous and heartfelt drama bolstered by some great performances. Streep and Jones star as Kay and Arnold – a married couple who, after 31 years, just can’t seem to reconnect. In her desperate frustration, Kay signs them up for a…

Men in Black III (2012)

Starring: Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Bill Hader, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alice Eve, Nicole Scherzinger Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld PG-13. 105 mins Another easily forgettable and curiously unnecessary continuation of a tale that makes even less sense the longer it drags on.. There’s considerable talent involved here and the occasional…

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen R. 122 mins A tense and violent piece of art – this is cinema at it’s finest and the Coen brother’s best work since Fargo. With intelligence, dark humour, and grisly visuals, No Country for…

The Missing (2003)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Moss, Aaron Eckhart Directed by: Ron Howard R. 82 mins A beautifully shot and well-acted film that touches on some dark themes but doesn’t achieve the emotional depth required to make this any more than a wannabe-Western. It’s 1885 New Mexico…

Men in Black II (2002)

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rosario Dawson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub, Rip Torn Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld PG-13. 88 mins A funny, yet forgettable sequel to an otherworldly classic. Since we last saw Agent Jay (Will Smith), he’s become a high ranking member of the Men in Black – a top…

Men in Black (1997)

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Rip Torn Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld PG-13. 98 mins Barry Sonnenfeld (The Addams Family) brings his dark humour and imaginative stylings to this lively adaptation of Lowell Cunningham’s comic book series. Will Smith stars as JD Edwards, an athletic New York City cop with…

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield Directed by: Oliver Stone R. 119mins. Here we take a look at mass murder and the media through the manic lens of Oliver Stone. A gutsy assault on the senses, the experience of Natural Born Killers is purely visceral and…