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Francis Lawrence

Red Sparrow (2018) Film Review

The concept of the Sparrows - attractive female spies trained to use their sexuality to compromise male targets - sounds like something that would be right at home in farcical espionage literature. Remember Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

 "Hunger Games" 2: more of the same -- only,  some think, better (I don't) Everyone is so eager to say the second Hunger Games movie ("Cathing Fire ") is even better than the first  the first. Why do they say that? Anyway it's just assumed…

I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend is the most recent of the cinematic adaptations of the Richard Matheson tale and it's also, in oh so many ways, the worst. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that even I Am Omega is slightly better than this film because at least…

Water for Elephants (2011)

Water for Elephants is more than a love story, it’s a tale about overcoming the odds and turning supposed failure into success. After a tragic accident leaves both of his parents dead, Jacob (Robert Pattinson) leaves school—along with…

Water for Elephants (2011)

Based on a novel of the same name by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants is a majestically mounted period picture. Set in a superlatively depicted depression era Circus, the film aspires to operate as a swooning romance, but genuinely finds…