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.
In this remake of the film-noir classic Criss Cross, scalawag Michael Chambers (Peter Gallagher) returns home for his mother's nuptials after running out on his gambling debts. Before long, he's hatching a robbery scheme and wooing his ex-wife, Rachel (Alison Elliott) -- a move that infuriates her new gangster hubby (William Fichtner). Steven Soderbergh directed this stylish and engrossing film co-starring Joe Don Baker and Elisabeth Shue.