Robot & Frank

Is it impossible not to be charmed by a film about a retired cat burglar who becomes friends with his robot care taker, who then become burgling together? Almost. Especially in the capable hands of a man as talented as Frank Langella. It is he who plays the titular Frank. Robot is voiced by a HAL9000-sounding Peter Sarsgaard. ¬†Frank’s children are played by Liv Tyler and James Marsden, and he has a marginal romantic admiration for a local... Read More

Sundance – The Ledge

Of all the films creating buzz at Sundance this year, Matthew Chapman’s film The Ledge is getting some of the loudest. There’s no doubt its celebrity cast is helping, starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Terrance Howard. That is a cast that can draw attention. ¬†But while there are some great performances, The Ledge doesn’t seem to stand out among all the great Sundance films this year. To Chapman’s credit, he admits that... Read More