Youth in Revolt (2009)

Jul 31, 2010 by Mr. Nau Nick Twisp, a dorky teenager from Oakland, meets pretty young Sheeni, falls for her, invents a swashbuckling alter-ego named François, and journeys across California to find her. Michael Cera is funny as Nick and the supporting cast is talented, although the frequently aimless script seems written just for Cera. […]

The Painted Veil (2006)

Jul 23, 2010 by Mr. Nau Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, and Liev Schreiber star in this adaptation of the W Somerset Maugham novel about a epidemiologist fighting a cholera epidemic in China, his unfaithful wife, and her lover, a British consul. The backdrop, shot on location in China, is gorgeous and the acting performances first-rate. […]

Star Trek (2009)

Jul 21, 2010 by Mr. Nau JJ Abrams reboots the Star Trek saga in this exciting adventure that chronicles the early backstory of James T Kirk and the inaugural voyage of the original USS Enterprise. Chris Pine leads a brilliant cast as the iconic Kirk. This new imagining is full of humor, action, and menacing […]

Infamous (2006)

Jul 18, 2010 by Mr. Nau Toby Jones leads an exquisite cast in this sadly overlooked drama about Truman Capote’s research on In Cold Blood, which was released on the heels of the Oscar-winning masterpiece Capote. Sandra Bullock turns in a surprisingly confident performance as Harper Lee. This engrossing telling is well worth a look. […]

Venus (2006)

Jul 05, 2010 by Mr. Nau Peter O’Toole is picture perfect in this generation gap comedy about a famous, but elderly actor, Maurice, who becomes enamored with his best friend’s great-niece, who exploits his affection for her as they become friends. Newcomer Jodie Whittaker plays Jessie, providing a vulgar, common counterbalance to the cultured thespian. […]

Threshold (2005)

Jul 03, 2010 by Mr. Nau In this short-lived science fiction series, an alien object appears over a ship in the Atlantic, causing unexplainable effects. A secret government organization, led by plucky Dr. Molly Caffrey and her quirky team, leads an investigation to figure out the extraterrestrial contact and an effort to contain its effects. […]