Editor’s Note: GayRVA.com is excited to have Jerry Williams posting his movie reviews on the site. A seasoned reviewer, Williams has given his take for TV, print, and since 1998, on the web via his site TVJerry.com. He looks forward to adding a “gay angle” for his GayRVA postings.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey (pictured) runs a slightly sleazy law practice out of his big black car (hence the title). His swagger is broken by the latest case, which finds Ryan Phillippe accused for the brutal beating of a woman. While everything about this film is solid, there’s nothing to make it stand out from typical Hollywood fare. It’s well made, by-the-numbers (a sufficiently complex situation, mild humor, a hint of suspense, good pacing), but not a standout in any way.
GAY ANGLE: Matthew does NOT appear shirtless…what were they thinking?
A teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) has been trained by her deep-cover-agent father to be a super soldier. She spends most of the movie running from bad guys (including Cate Blanchett with an indeterminable accent). There are some amusing moments, but most of the movie is about overlit or edgy locations, choppy editing and a cool techno soundtrack. The narrative holds lots of promise, but once it unfolds, it’s a letdown. Overall, it’s all about style over substance.
GAY ANGLE: Ronan has a sweet kiss with her new best girlfriend (after she hits a boy for trying the same thing). Cate Blanchett has never looked sexier and Eric Bana rises out of the chilly sea with his buff body in full view!
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
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