Tag Archives: Natalie Portman

Review of “Thor” (rewatch/spoilers)

* * * B On second viewing, the original Thor movie holds up well. The fish out of water story gives the film some comedic lightness, forming the roots that later flower in Ragnarok. Unlike the original comic book story, … Continue reading

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Review of “Annihilation”

* * * B Annihilation tells the story of Lena (Natalie “Padme” Portman). When her husband Kane (Oscar “Poe” Isaac) shows up after going missing while on a secret mission for the army, he is seriously ill. On the way … Continue reading

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Women Dominate the Box Office, but not Award Shows

The Guardian has an article titled Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?┬áMy suggestion: by rewarding the films that people actually like. Presenting the Golden Globe award for best director, Natalie Portman raised an … Continue reading

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Review of “Leon: The Professional” (rewatch)

* * * B If you haven’t seen this Luc Besson film, I recommend it. It’s quirky, funny, violent, and disturbing. Leon (Jean Reno), an illiterate hit man from the old country, takes in Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a preadolescent girl … Continue reading

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Review of “V for Vendetta”

* * * * A Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore (who also wrote Watchmen and From Hell) and adapted for the screen by the Warshowskis (creators of the Matrix), this film stars Hugo Weaving as the titular … Continue reading

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