V for Vendetta

Rating: **** Director: James McTiegue Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, Stephen Rea Review: Let’s hope V for Vendetta ushers in the age of the intellectual action film. There have been a fair number of bash-’em-up popcorn flicks made with intelligent style and...

Interview: Aimee Swe...

Podcast Aimee Sweet’s career began at age 19 when she had a chance meeting with glamour photographer Suze Randall. Sweet went to Randall’s studio to accompany one of her friends, who wanted to be a model. Her friend wasn’t chosen, but Randall liked what she saw in...

Ask The Dust

Rating: ***1/2 Director: Robert Town Starring: Collin Farrell, Salma Hayek Review: Robert Towne returns to 1930s Los Angeles, but this time it’s a sepia-tinged, down-on-its-heels Bunker Hill, downtown, rather than the grittier “Chinatown.” The film adapts John...

16 Blocks

Rating: ***1/2 Director: Richard Donner Starring: Starring Bruce Willis, Mos Def Review: Richard Donner knows action. Specifically, the man knows tension. Donner doesn’t try to make the action movie to end all action movies. His film is a tense adventure in the real world, rather than...