Tagged with robert de niro

Review: Silver Linings Playbook, 2012, dir. David O. Russell

Review: Silver Linings Playbook, 2012, dir. David O. Russell


Were I to describe Silver Linings Playbook in a single word, it would be “insistent”. We should consider the source, though; after all, David O. Russell is nothing if not blunt in his cinema and mercurial as a man. So when Silver Linings Playbook grips you by your lapels and stares you in the eyes … Continue reading

Review: Limitless 2011, dir. Neil Burger

Review: Limitless 2011, dir. Neil Burger


Limitless might have added up to something excellent instead of well-made fluff entertainment if Neil Burger cared to consider the ramifications of his film’s basic conceit and chose to punish his hero more, rather than reward him. Maybe that’s not being fair to Burger, because Limitless isn’t a bad film at all. It’s just not … Continue reading