Tag Archives: Russia

Cloak & Dagger? I Hardly Know ‘Er: Red Sparrow, reviewed.

Red Sparrow, a nasty adaptation of a novel by C.I.A. veteran Jason Matthews starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, is the Black Widow origin movie Marvel Studios will never make. I like a movie that gets at the existential misery of spycraft. Here’s my NPR review.


Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Synetic’s The Master and Margarita, reviewed

Photo: Graeme Shaw / courtesy Synetic

Haven’t seen that new Harry Pottery movie yet, but I wrote about this for the City Paper.