Guillermo del Toro’s “PINOCCHIO” is pure magic for the heart, and mind | MOVIE REVIEW

His most stunning film
Ewan McGregor, John Turturro and Tilda Swinton
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

With artistry and imagination “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” arrives in theaters as one of the most stunningly original and pleasing films of 2022. With a marvelous and inventive screenplay from Patrick McHale, Matthew Robbins, and del Toro, the tale is moved to 1900s Europe as fascism takes hold. Woodworker Geppetto (David Bradley) is a beloved citizen in his small Italian town. As the ... more >


Natalie Portman project shall go on

Following a debacle of various other actors and one director who didn't want to be involved, Bradley Cooper also left the Natalie Portman-produced project "Jane Get Your Gun." For a while it seemed like no one wanted to make this movie. But now Ewan McGregor has parachuted in to save the day, taking Bradley Cooper’s proposed role of Natalie Portman’s criminal gang-leader husband. While McGregor ... more >

Salmon Fishing In the Yemen

Has one of the best movie lines this year (see end of article)
Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked
Directed by Lasse Hallström

How long can any film review go before calling Salmon Fishing in Yemen a fish out of water story? Not to mention that the film stars Emily Blunt and her prominent lips. Every time Ewan McGregor’s Scottish fish expert looks at mackerel, he must think of her. The man who took over Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes a new Dr. Jones, taking on an impossible mission of faith in Arabia. At one point, he even ... more >


They left her no choice
Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

“Judy, Judy,” Jimmy Stewart famously told Kim Novak in Vertigo, as he forced her to change her appearance to that of his dead lover. “It can’t make that much difference to you.” This was Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous and revealing line in his 1958 classic, a meditation on the male gaze. I thought of it when I read about Haywire’s post-production. Director Steven Soderbergh deepened the voice ... more >