‘Hobbit’ Has Familiar Ring
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic There’s no middle ground when it comes to Middle-earth. Although director Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was a multi-billion-dollar franchise, it paradoxically retained a fanboy-cult flavor that left detractor [...]
A Dark ‘Day’ Has Dawned
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features Early in “The Day,” Dominic Monaghan turns to his fellow survivors and quizzically utters, “Where are we?” But “The Day” doesn’t have dinosaurs, smoke monsters or other supernatural elements as the TV series “Lost” did, in which the British actor played another [...]
Three’s the Charm for Keira Knightley
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Martin Scorsese has Leonardo DiCaprio. Ridley Scott has Russell Crowe. Director Joe Wright’s go-to actor is the lovely and versatile Keira Knightley. The director first cast Knightley as the Jane Austen heroine Elizabeth Bennet in his 2005 drama “Prid [...]