Review: The ‘Life’ We Know

Why did Jake Gyllenhaal trap Ryan Reynolds behind an air lock? That was the question that drove me to see Life. Has Gyllenhaal gone space crazy? Is it to save his own skin? Is he the poison pill character in horror films? A criminally underutilized aspect of the marketing campaign typical to Sony is all over the place…

The Efficient Procedural; Prisoners Review

Director: Dennis Villeneuve (Incendies, Polytechnique) Writer: Aaron Guzkowski (Contraband) Cinematographer: Roger Deakins (Skyfall) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Production Budget: $46 million Release Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013 Running Time: 2 hours and 26 minutes Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo Plot: Two children go missing…