“Dead Man Down” offers a shaky beginning and ending, but a terrific middle.
Like its namesake in Greek mythology, “Prometheus” is an intelligent but flawed titan that steals metaphorical fire and then is punished by being compared to a classic.
So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!
If Rooney Mara isn’t quite as overwhelming and riveting as Noomi Rapace was in the Swedish version, she sure is close, delivering Oscar-caliber work in what turns out to be a taut, tense thriller.
This is less than the equal of its Holmes-sweet-Holmes predecessor, but still a respectable followup to the underappreciated 2009 original.
By now you’ve read or heard about the Oscar nominations. Well, KYW’s Bill Wine begs to differ — at least a bit.