Director Gavin Hood treats the aesthetics of high-tech surveillance as the opaque membrane through which the prosecution of the War on Terror must pass.
Oliver Hirschbiegel seemingly rises to the task of coloring this tale with the necessary moral shades and silent fears of our Big Brother times.
Like much of Michael Winterbottom’s work, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story is a highly uneven enterprise.
A banal audio/visual presentation for a banal film.
Wouldn’t it have made more sense for Paramount to put Erika Christensen’s Wuthering Heights on the DVD for Beyond Borders instead?
Timely in its examination of Nazi sympathies within France, The Statement never delves too deeply into the pitch-black heart of its premise.
Its otherwise potent historical discourse is rendered mute by the slightness of LaBute’s romantic and theoretical breath.