The final bite. See you at the show, kids.
Changeling Actress (Angelina Jolie), Art Direction
It’s a bit all over the shop trying to be a family drama, a conspiracy thriller, and carry a police procedural sub-plot that feels a bit tacked on.
Still, it’s good and Angelina’s good. But not so good that you ever forget it’s her.
3.5 out of 5
Milk Picture, Director (Gus Van Sant), Actor (Sean Penn), Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin)
It’s sad that the main take-away message from this film is that even after 30 years, so little has changed.
Sean Penn does his usual quality job in the title role and Josh Brolin’s terrific as his evil nemesis.
4 out of 5
The Wrestler Actor (Mickey Rourke), Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
Here the hero’s pain is brought to wince-inducing life as his psychological damage is played out on the screen as physical trauma.
It’s ridiculous that this isn’t up there for Best Picture and Best Director.
4.5 out of 5