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Film, "How I Live Now": Young Love Blooms in The Post-Apocalypse

"How I Live Now": Young Love Blooms in The Post-Apocalypse

Finally, a movie that asks: Why must I be a teenager in love in a country under martial law whose capital has just been nuked? From Meg Rosoff's popular YA novel, Kevin MacDonald's thriller stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a…
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Film, "Marley": Spellbinding Tribute Exceeds Hero Worship

"Marley": Spellbinding Tribute Exceeds Hero Worship

Thoroughly researched and packed with phenomenal archival footage, Kevin Macdonald's documentary on the reggae and Rasta emissary, who died of cancer in 1981 at 36, avoids (until the closing credits) oversimplified one-love-praise-Jah sloganeering. Marley is a rousing tribute to a…
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Film, "The Eagle": A Neophyte Roman General Leads a Boy's Adventure

"The Eagle": A Neophyte Roman General Leads a Boy's Adventure

The Eagle, directed by Kevin Macdonald and adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff's 1954 historical novel, The Eagle of the Ninth, a bestselling tale of second-century Roman legions and youthful derring-do on the far side of Hadrian's Wall, is a thunderous boys'…
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