Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

‘Snitch’: An engaging surprise

“Snitch” 3.5 stars Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Benjamin Bratt Rating: PG-13, for violence and drug content Dwayne Johnson adds dramatic heft to this ruthless cautionary tale By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Despite what’s suggested by the publicity art, “Snitch” is […]

‘Cloud Atlas’: Fair to partly opaque

“Cloud Atlas” 3.5 stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Keith David Rating: R, for violence, profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and often disturbing dramatic intensity Shirley MacLaine will adore this film, and I’m sure she already has done her part to […]

‘Arbitrage’: A fascinating, high-stakes poker game

“Arbitrage” Four stars Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Nate Parker, Laetitia Casta, Stuart Margolin Rating: R, for profanity and brief drug use Alfred Hitchcock was famous for this trick. Deranged Robert Walker, intended to plant incriminating evidence — a cigarette lighter — to unjustly implicate Farley Granger in a murder, accidentally […]

Robot & Frank: Unconventional buddy saga

Four stars; rated PG-13, and rather needlessly, for brief profanity STARRING: Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Science fiction isn’t solely devoted to opulent spaceship battles and grim post-apocalyptic survival sagas, despite Hollywood’s best efforts to suggest as much. Some of […]