Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge

Having grown up in a household with an abusive, alcoholic father and a devoutly religious mother, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is accustomed to living in a world of opposing concepts. It comes as no surprise then, that when Desmond feels compelled to enlist during World War II, he is comfortable placing himself in the middle …

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The Beaver

The Beaver is a tricky story. Part comedy (and yes, some of it *is* squirmingly funny), and part melancholy drama, it walks a thin, sometimes wobbly line between the two genres before jumping off the deep end into a quite tragic story. We meet depressed family man Walter Black (Mel Gibson) as his wife Meredith …

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Jodie Foster talks about Mel, spiritual crises, and her new film The Beaver

In The Beaver, Mel Gibson plays a man named Walter Black who has hit rock bottom. His wife Meredith (Jodie Foster) has just kicked him out of the house, and his eldest son (Anton Yelchin) is mortified that he and his dad are more similar than different… in all the bad ways. Depression is killing …

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As in, quasi-pornographic gore and whole-hog blood and guts. Full throttle. Up close. Thirty feet high and in stereo-surround sound. For almost two hours and twenty minutes. Needless to say, those with delicate constitutions may wish to think twice before queuing up for tickets, and those expecting a thoughtful examination of the Mayan culture should …

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