April 25, 2008

Michael Clayton (2007)

Clooney's corporate corruption odyssey is wonderfully subdued and masterfully crafted. Gilroy does well in his directorial debut, though perhaps due to the fact that he's directing his own script and has an amazing cast to work with. Swinton is as wonderful as always, despite the extra weight and Wilkinson and Pollack are great as always. The story is not much of a shocker, basically your standard corporate-corruption class-action-lawsuit deal, but the treatment is exceptional. Also if you're into lawyer crap or Tilda Swinton like I am you'll lap this stuff up like a kitten from a milk bowl. Yum!