Recently I caught myself having an out-of-body experience. In the midst
of a heated discussion about a new release — Gil Kenan’s completely
unnecessary Poltergeist — I blurted out that Hollywood should stop
This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War),
about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly
decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the
Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated
lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the
heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story
Cultural fatigue looms over every frame of Maggie,
the new release from director Henry Hobson and screenwriter John Scott
3, setting up a seemingly monumental obstacle for the newbie feature
filmmaking team to overcome.