When we first encounter Dom Hemingway
(Jude Law), he is addressing us while being “serviced,” if you will. It
takes a moment for us to realize the nature of the “servicing” and the
location, but it becomes quite clear that Dom is full of himself and
enjoying the moment...
Anna Karenina latches onto the idea of life played
out on a constantly shifting Old World stage — jazzed up with a sensual
restlessness and humor to equate 19th century society and the theater as
realm both subject to rules of order that cannot be circumvented.
'Repo Men' certainly looked like a throwaway actioner from a first-time director (Miguel Sapochnick), but for all its nods to 'Minority Report,' 'Videodrome,' 'Strange Days' and 'Equilibrium,' this dystopian tale about an organ retriever (Jude Law) who develops a conscience after losing his heart works nicely as a cautionary tale about loyalty that rips it up with the best of them. Grade: B.
Bromance is alive and well in Guy Ritchie's rather popular adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved detective Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. trades quips and quibbles with an astute and reliable Jude Law as Dr. Watson, so there are levels of intrigue beyond the shiny surface. Grade: B-.