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 1/13/2009

Last Chance Harvey (Joel Hopkins, 2008). Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman, in a movie by the guy who did the nice Jump Tomorrow in 2001 and hasn’t had a credit since. (A movie that gets extra props from me for using “Instant Karma!” in a really cool way.) This one’s so low-key Emma Thompson seems to be trying to get the boys to goose it up, already. (full review 9/16)