The most surprising thing about "The Martian" is how relaxed and funny it is.
Why did I choose this piece?
One of my favourite reviews by Roger is his piece on "Frequency". You can see how that movie affected him so personally with its core gimmick: the ability to talk to someone who is now dead, and, more specifically, one's father. It's a solemn, lovely piece.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
An interview with Michael Shannon on Freeheld, 99 Homes, Boardwalk Empire, and more.
A comparison of Frank Costello in The Departed and Whitey Bulger in Black Mass reveals weaknesses in the latter.