As a film critic, I’ve seen nearly 4,000 movies over the last 15 years. Right now, I can’t think of one worse than Movie 43.
Elizabeth Weitzman at the New York Daily News.
The success of The Hunger Games meant that [Jennifer] Lawrence said goodbye to her old life — which allowed her to disappear into roles in films like Winter’s Bone — and embraced life in the spotlight. Thus far, celebrity has been ridiculously kind to Lawrence. Far and wide, people tweet wishes to be her BFF, or pit her against actresses who have fallen out of favor. Her every stumble or statement is fawned over. But the adoration hints at the backlash that will inevitably come when her very human actions fail to live up to the superhuman expectations thrust upon her.
British war films, in my childhood and beyond, were always from a British viewpoint. Germans were probably stereotyped as psychopathic Nazis — and I can’t recall seeing average German people in a small town, and how that particular fanatical ideology impacted their lives. I think from Markus’ point of view — and what I believe has been taken into the screenplay — is that there’s a kind of original empathy to try and work out. When I read the stories, I felt that this could happen.