Max Utzschneider

Spartastic tour de force

Imagine gazing at an army a million strong bent on destroying you, your family and your city. What would be your reaction to the sight of such an ominous force, knowing that only a few hundred soldiers stand between your city and imminent destruction? A Spartan would laugh. Such is the setting of “300” (Warner […]

WEB UPDATE: Paint it black

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:08 p.m. “The Good German,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, is a noir thriller set in post-WWII Berlin during the Potsdam conference. It follows an American journalist named Jake Geismer (George Clooney) who gets drawn in to a murder investigation involving his former mistress Lena (Cate Blanchett) and driver Tully (Tobey Maguire). […]

“School for Scoundrels”: Weak script dooms comedy

I have a great idea for a film. It would be called “School for People Who Can’t Execute a Coherent Script Good, and Who Want to Learn to Act Good Too.” It would star the cast and crew of “School for Scoundrels,” and would document them trying to learn to make a decent movie, following […]