The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
The story of a dysfunctional family with a perverted grandfather, gay and depressed uncle, exasperated parents, and a brother on a vow of silence, are dedicated to ferrying their daughter across country to attend a beauty contest.
There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up.