Haywire is definitely a spy thriller, just one that leans a little closer to the restrained Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy than the Salt-y adrenaline-pumping variety the advertising might lead you to believe.  Sure, it has plenty of hand-to-hand combat and car chases, it’s just done in a way that brings more focus to authenticity than … Continue reading

Indies: The Girlfriend Experience

“If they wanted you to be yourself, they wouldn’t be paying you.” The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh, 2009) With Sasha Grey and Chris Santos. Not all of Steven Soderbergh’s movies are great, but I really admire the way he can make mainstream flicks like Erin Brockovich and Oceans Eleven only to turn around and make tiny … Continue reading