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.
I've got absolutely no idea who these people are or how they're connected to the death of a sixteen year old girl, but they must be somehow. What we're going to do is find out who these people are, what happened to them, and what these Leviticus verses have to do with anything.
The fact that I never found a body was not surprising. You can't dig up an entire island. But neither could I find the motive. Was it spontaneous; was it calculated? Did she know something someone wished she didn't?
[confronting Armansky] Herr Frode was kind enough to share your report with me. The investigator's name-- [points to Lisbeth's name] that is her name, yes? See, I can't find any record of her, and I'm pretty good at that kind of thing.
[to Mikael] It's funny how the fear of offending is greater than the fear of pain. You knew something was wrong. You knew you would end up strung up in the basement. Yet you came back. And all I had to do was...offer you a drink.