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.
...If we don't have the key, we can't open whatever it is we don't have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding in finding the thing that need be unlocked, which we don't have, without first having found the key what unlocks it?