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“A Brilliant Young Mind” is in many ways a British “Little Man Tate.” For those unfamiliar with “Tate,” it was Jodie Foster’s endearing, compassionate, witty 1991 film about a young boy whose genius sets him apart from others. He’s got a good heart, but he just doesn’t fit in. It’s much the same situation with “A Brilliant Young Mind,” a film about gifts and limitations. Nathan Ellis (played as a teen by Asa Butterfield of “Hugo” and “Ender’s Game,” and as a 9-year-old by Edward Baker-Close) has
What a dilemma. Here’s a solid film with a fascinating story and strong characters (portrayed by equally strong actors), but I can’t give it the rave review it (almost) deserves. That praise ends up taking a back seat to the outstanding lead performance by Johnny Depp, and knocks the balance of the film out of whack. If only there were more movies with that kind of problem. But this one is, in a niggling way, bothersome. Adapted from the book “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Bet
Movie Review: See 'Everest' for the breathtaking 3-D but beware the flat plot ‘Why are you climbing Everest?” It’s a simple, but intriguing, query author Jon Krakauer levels at his fellow mountaineers during a night of base-camp levity just days before the worst climbing disaster in the written history of the world’s tallest peak. The oft-repeated answer is “because it’s there.” But it’s clearly much more than that, as we’re about to discover in director Baltasar Kormakur’s eye-popping, star-st
In “The Martian,” based on Andy Weir’s 2011 novel about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars and the NASA folks trying to rescue him, Scott spends most of the film on the Red Planet, but he keeps the story flowing with plenty of drama happening on Earth and on a ship heading home. Scott spoke about the film and his career at the Toronto International Film Festival.