Notorious Last Chance Che (Weekly Links)

Reviews I filed for this week’s Herald.

Che. “Call it the anti-Oliver Stone approach.”

Defiance. “There’s something uncanny in the setting.”

Last Chance Harvey. “Hoffman takes a singular approach to romantic comedy: he’s annoying.”

Chandni Chowk to China. “There is much nonsense to savor.”

Paul Blart: Mall Cop. “He brandishes his cop-stache with great pride.”

Hotel for Dogs. “A statement from the Dog Pound Anti-Defamation Society is called for.”

Notorious. “There shall not be a Jim Carrey comedy called The Godfather .”

And an interview with Defiance director Ed Zwick: here.

Movie Diary 11/20/2008

Defiance (Edward Zwick, 2008). Casting Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell as brothers is an automatic point of interest. A photographic challenge: how to vary the feel of a movie that takes place almost entirely in the same forest. (full review 1/16)

Transporter 3 (Olivier Megaton, 2008). Another unbeatable concept, more undeliverable dialogue. (full review 11/26)