Brad Pitt

Fury (2014)

Though it could easily have become a vanity project about war (think: last year’s less-than-compelling Monuments Men) for its marquee star, Brad Pitt, this is, instead a seemingly “small” story about five guys trying to stay alive amid brutally harsh conditions and incredibly close quarters. And, though there’s certainly enough blood-splattered spectacle to keep the …

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The Counselor

The pedigree, on screen, is there: Ridley Scott directing, filling his film with a cast of heavyweights like Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. Then add Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road)  writing his first original screenplay, and it seems you would have a …

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Babel

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is obviously a man exploding with talent and passion. He works wonders with actors, and he tends to infuse his tales with a relentless intensity. Amores Perros was his impressive debut, followed by the overly ambitious 21 Grams, which was still admirable. Now he comes forth with perhaps his most accessible …

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