New in Theaters:
In a better world, things would be different. Ryan Reynolds would realize that comedy is his true calling, no matter how much fun it is to tear around the place in a torn T-shirt waving a semiautomatic. Denzel Washington would remember that he needn’t always be the eye of the hurricane, and maybe some character work would find him. Producers would stop trying to copy the Tony Scott look and just hire the guy. Screenwriters would realize that when writing certain kinds of thrillers about the CIA, the audience is always going to assume there’s one or more moles at the top of the organization, and that revelation of said mole is rarely dramatic…
Safe House opens wide on Friday. You can read my full review at Film Journal International.