Entries by Jordan Hunt

Movie Reviews: Allied and Arrival

Robert Zemeckis directs Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied, a WWII thriller with Pitt and Cotillard as a husband and wife spy team whose relationship is tested by the war. Zemeckis puts together some thrilling action sequences amidst the intrigue, and during some of the slower parts of the film the director is greatly aided by the amazing chemistry of stars Pitt and Cotillard.

Movie Reviews: Inferno and Doctor Strange

Inferno is the third film in the Robert Langdon adventure series, following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks return for a surprisingly fun mystery thriller anchored by Hanks and his co-star Felicity Jones.

Movie Reviews: The Accountant and Shin Godzilla

The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), stars Ben Affleck as an autistic savant accountant who moonlights as a highly skilled and ruthless assassin. Affleck continues his winning streak here, and director O’Connor fashions a tightly wound and entertaining adult thriller.

Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven and The Lobster

Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) remakes the classic Yul Brynner western from 1960, itself a remake of The Seven Samurai. Denzel Washington (Training Day, Remember the Titans) leads the pack this time out and the result is a rousing and very enjoyable western thanks in large part to its all-star cast.

Movie Reviews: Snowden and Blair Witch

Academy Award Winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (JFK, Platoon) directs star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this biopic of Edward Snowden. Despite being familiar territory for Stone, Snowden has a hard time rising above being an average government thriller than being something much more of the moment and urgent that it desperately wants to be, despite another solid showing from star Levitt.