The Judge was touted as an Oscar lock given the talent on board with Downey, Duval, Farmiga, Thornton and D’Onofrio, but received lukewarm critical reception. I was really curious about that, because if you stick two of the greatest actors working today and have them hammering at each other in the courtroom…..how can that not be good? It turns out it is. Continue reading Movie Review: The Judge (2014) * Downey and Duval *
I get excited when the actor with probably the best track record for choosing projects in the last five years, emerges with a passion project. I’m especially excited that it’s not a franchise film. Robert Downey Jr.’s The Judge will open in October and feature the actor alongside Robert Duval, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Strong, Dax Sheperd and Billy Bob Thornton. The official synopsis is below. The Judge opens October 10, 2014.
“Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.”
If Parkland received a theatrical release, it couldn’t have lasted more than a week, and that’s a shame because this movie about the events on the ground during the chaos of President Kennedy’s assassination deserves attention and I hope it will receive a second life on Netflix and Amazon. Continue reading Movie Review: Parkland (2014)