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.
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Spielman, The Pianist was nominated for seven academy awards, winning three, and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2002. Roman Polanski was unable to attend awards ceremonies in the United States due to his standing arrest warrant for the rape of a minor.