Posts Tagged ‘bureau’

Tapping in to the Bureau

Joseph Schott’s take on J. Edgar Hoover still might make it to the screen.
The theater wasn’t crowded when Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic J. Edgar played recently at Movie Tavern. Mid-morning on a weekday isn’t exactly prime time for a theater or a tavern, but it’s a fine time for Joseph L. Sc...

J. Edgar: Hoover Ville

An FBI director’s fascinating life turns into this dull biopic.
Mark Harris recently wrote that while film critics often slam a movie whose directors and/or actors are better than its weak script, those same critics hardly ever claim the reverse, that a movie’s great script is butchered b...

Cowboys and Amphibians

Yee-haw! A strange animated Western leads this week’s films.
This week’s films all trade in outright fantasy, but only one of them succeeds in turning the tropes of fable and science fiction into a bizarre and wondrous alternate reality.  

A Break in the Wall

The Federal Bureau of Prisons seldom loses when a prisoner’s family tries to take it to court to right some wrong. Two weeks ago it did.