James has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2013.

  • Flight

    Flight

    Flight is like two films welded together. The first - interesting one - is a flight crash investigation. The other - far less interesting one - is an exploration of addiction and damaged people being drawn to one another. This is the part that makes the film boring and ponderous. The factor that makes the film offensive is its tonally uneven attitude to drink and drugs, personified in John Goodman's utterly ridiculous dealer sidekick.

  • Broken City

    Broken City

    Talented cast make very 'meh' drama/thriller. For the first hour, the film suggests several interesting avenues, but sadly doesn't go down any of them. A big waste.