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Driven review – stranger-than-fiction tale of drugs and DeLoreans

Jason Sudeikis and Lee Pace star in a flashy true-crime thriller about the an FBI informant and his car-making cronyScreenwriter and novelist Colin Bateman has here scripted a flashy but watchable true-crime thriller in the style of American Made (2017) or Blow (2001).It’s based on the stranger-than-fiction case of Jim Hoffman, a drug-runner and FBI […]

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Jesse Plemons in Talks to Star in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ (Exclusive)

Jesse Plemons is in talks to co-star with Brie Larson in Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” for Netflix, sources tell Variety.Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes […]

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‘Terrifyingly relevant’: why Doug Liman had to recut Fair Game

In 2010, the political drama starring Naomi Watts didn’t make a splash but now the director hopes a director’s cut will appeal to the current climateThe films of Doug Liman are half-siblings: they have a lot in common underneath, but don’t always look alike. Swingers, the likable low-budget 1996 comedy that also launched the careers […]

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‘Mission: Impossible’: Is Tom Cruise Irreplaceable?

Tom Cruise is officially back in action.After underwhelming receipts from “American Made,” “The Mummy” reboot, and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” Cruise’s latest blockbuster, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” signals a return to form for a movie star who needs to prove he’s still profitable as he nears his sixth decade on the planet.With $153 million […]

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