Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS

Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS

A movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

This tasty little thriller really packs a punch with frequent and unexpected twists and turns along the way. Jude Law and Rooney Mara star in an expertly crafted cat and mouse game that pits … well, explaining the story too much would spoil things.

Let’s just say that Soderberg does not cheat and gradually spins a tale that can easily snare the unwary viewer. One must pay very close attention to the dialogue as the plot frequently hinges on a word or phrase.

Performances and photography are universally excellent with skilled use of many different real locations.

I was most impressed by Jude Law’s performance. He goes through a lot of personality shifts in this movie but never loses control.

A mature thriller. Highly recommended.

Review copyright (c) 2015 by Dennis D. McDonald

Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN

Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN

Subhash Ghai's KAANCHI

Subhash Ghai's KAANCHI