Near the beginning of Ocean’s Thirteen, Willie Banks (Al Pacino) muscles Reuben Tishkoff out of his share of a casino, offering Reuben a pittance for his half. Reuben responds: Everybody said that you would try to screw me. That you done it to every one of your partners. But I defended you. I said, “No!… [Read More]
There goes the neighbourhood… Directed by George Clooney, Suburbicon is a satirical look at the suburban world of the late 50s, as racial integration was truly beginning to break down social barriers. The film tells the story of Garner Lodge (Matt Damon), a family man who lives with his wife, paralyzed as a result of… [Read More]
In the fifth film of the modern-day Jason Bourne series, Matt Damon returns after the mis-hit that was Jeremy Renner’s take. Paul Greengrass – he of the herky-jerky camera directs – using a storyline he worked out with The Bourne Ultimatum’s co-writer Christopher Rouse. Here, the one-time amnesiac wants to know more about his father, but CIA… [Read More]
Mars is a challenging reminder of why space exploration is so risky and yet holds out so much hope for the inhabitants of this planet.
“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” -Supreme Leader Snoke, Star Wars: The Force Awakens There’s always been a tension between seeing and believing. Especially over the last few decades, there has been an increasingly heavy emphasis that truth exists only when we can prove things scientifically or experience them for ourselves…. [Read More]
This week on the show, Steve welcomes Wade Bearden, co-host of Seeing and Believing, to talk about Matt Damon’s return to JASON BOURNE. Has the franchise gone stale? How does Bourne deal with a new world and his past? All this and more, this week on ScreenFish. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click… [Read More]
With a compelling story, great acting, and fantastic visuals, The Martian is a worthy film to be considered for this year’s Best Picture nomination.
Are we truly alone in the universe? It’s a question asked by a number of entries into the sci-fi genre. However, The Martian is not like other films. Directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), The Martian doesn’t wrestle with this question in terms of alien life on other planets. Rather, it is far more interested on what… [Read More]
One of the things I look forward to most is laying out the films to highlight in the fall. Sure, the summer film preview is a blast – it’s usually full of grand, action-packed adventures – but it’s nothing like the various thoughtful features that emerge when the kids go back to school and the… [Read More]