Julia Roberts


Ticket to Paradise

By: Jeff Ching When I first saw the trailer for Ticket to Paradise, opening with that scene of George Clooney and Julia Roberts as two divorcees who don’t want to sit beside each other on the plane, I wondered whether this was some kind of spin-off of Oceans 11.  How interesting of an idea for these characters to get their own movie;  an aftermath of what happened to their relationship after that big heist…or multiple heists….


Secret in Their Eyes

By: Mark Barber Billy Ray’s Secret in Their Eyes, an American remake of Juan José Campanella’s 2009 film of the same name, is eerily reminiscent, both thematically and atmospherically, of Denis Villeneuve’s thriller Prisoners, but without going “full-blown Hollywood” in the last act.  In other words, Secret in Their Eyes succeeds where Prisoners didn’t, and in ways that highlight the moral ambiguity of its political context.  Much like how Prisoners worked as a moderately effective…


August: Osage County

By: Addison Wylie As far as films with an ensemble cast go, August: Osage County is among the best. Its star studded line-up filled out by Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis (just to name a few) is enough to get movie goers in seats.  What pays off even more are the exceptional performances during the constant sparring between these highly dysfunctional family members. The Westons have a large family and…