Tag Archives: Joaquin Phoenix

Review: You Were Never Really Here

It’s difficult to grasp what director Lynne Ramsay is trying to accomplish with her new movie. Ostensibly a genre exercise, You Were Never Really Here sketchily outlines the daily grind of a hit man, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), who specializes in … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

July 2014 movies

Here are the reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Beyond the Edge Given his status as New Zealand’s greatest 20th century hero, it seems unfortunate that the late Sir … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

February 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the February issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on January 25. American Hustle If you didn’t actually live through the 70s, you probably think it was all about hair, … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which is being distributed in Tokyo today. Bad Teacher The similarities between this poor-taste comedy and the more recent Young Adult are mostly circumstantial: glamorous box … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment