Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl in The Fifth Estate. (Paramount) Long story short: Cumberbatch works as Assange, a man maddeningly difficult to predict, but the WikiLeaks story proves too big for the film. Skip it.The Fifth Estate will remind you of: Sherlock (TV), State of Play, The Bourne Identity, The Social Network, Lost amongst the flashy style of The Fifth Estate is any semblance of a coherent narrative. Director Bill Condon's film is ambitious, attempting to convey the origin...Read Full Story
The production of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. came to a halt when Tom Cruise dropped out of the movie reboot of the '60s TV spy series. And who could possibly step in to replace him? How about Superman? (Or at least the guy who plays him.)Henry Cavill, the dreamy eye candy starring in the forthcoming Man of Steel is in talks to replace Mr. Cruise in the Guy Ritchie-directed movie. If he took the role, he would be starring alongside Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. Variety reports Cavill was...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
As pretty as it is, there's nothing to care about. Overstylized and melodramatic, the film's ambition is its downfall.
For a film adaptation of one of literature's landmark realist works, the reality sure has been zapped out of it. Director Joe Wright's variation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is ambitious, beautiful, but heartless, and trapped within a melodramatic bubble from which there's no escape. Wright places most of...Read Full Story
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