Review: Haywire

Steven Soderbergh's Haywire has been on my Netflix queue for a while now.  Yesterday I finally got around to watching it, and I have to say it was a real pleasure. It seems appropriate, in a way, that Haywire sat on my proverbial shelf for so long.  It's the kind of film that sneaks up …

Review: Mona Lisa & Drive

Today I watched two movies about drivers: Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa and Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive. Both were pretty good, on the whole.  Mona Lisa is a sort of anti-Pretty Woman, and Drive is a slightly more realist answer to glamorous hyper-violent car-centric action films (I'm looking at you, Vin Diesel), but both still manage …