Broken City – 2.5/5 stars

Political corruption seems to belong nowadays on television.  Whether it is in crime dramas or cop series, there seems to be no end of avenues to exploit the darker side of politics.  Now, it is the basis of a revenge crime thriller starring Mark Whalberg and a smarmy Russell Crowe. Broken City is set in New York, where NYPD detective-turned-private detective Billy Taggart (Whalberg) is hired … Continue reading Broken City – 2.5/5 stars

Les Misérables – 4.5/5 stars

Ah, another Broadway musical re-imagined for the cinema.  After the quite in-your-face Rock of Ages in June, it was only time before a grand and beloved musical gets the cinematic treatment.  Now, after almost twenty years since its initial development (and disregarding the 1998 non-singing adaptation starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes), Les Misérables – the musical – finally hits the big screen. Les Misérables is … Continue reading Les Misérables – 4.5/5 stars