American Gangster (2007)

dir. Ridley Scott. Based on the true story of New York City gangster Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), his rise to power as a drug-lord, and about how Detective Richard “Richie” Roberts (Russell Crowe) builds a case against him. The film covers a the period from 1968-1991, and should have an epic feeling, but feels strangely…… Continue reading American Gangster (2007)

Michael Clayton (2007)

dir. Tony Gilroy. George Clooney is the title role, as the fixer in a New York City law firm, tasked with getting rogue litigator Arthur (Tom Wilkinson) under control before he destroys a major class action defence for the law firms major client, a multinational chemical company. Showing his natural movie star quality, George Clooney…… Continue reading Michael Clayton (2007)

No Country For Old Men (2007)

dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel and set in 1980’s Texas. Good old boy (Josh Brolin) finds a briefcase full of cash at the scene of a drug deal gone wrong, and goes on the run, pursued by a psychopathic hitman Anton Chigurh, played by Javier Bardem. Gorgeous looking western…… Continue reading No Country For Old Men (2007)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. I know this movie has its fans, so your milage may vary. For me, frustrating and irritating — too many plot holes to be satisfying, or engaging. Revolves around two younger actors, who are unfortunately not very strong performers. Overuse of John Murphy’s superb ‘In A Heartbeat’ track from the far…… Continue reading 28 Weeks Later (2007)