“You can’t trust anyone but family…”
What it lacks in Katie Holmes’ breasts, The Gift makes up for in tense thrills…
The Gift contains a typically fine performance from Rebecca Hall but it is the cat and mouse game between Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton that rightly takes first billing. Edgerton wrote and directed The Gift as well as starring and he gives an excellent performance in what is obviously a passion project for him. If you watch Edgerton’s confident turn in another 2015 success Black Mass compared to his more socially awkward character here, you will see the amount of range that he possesses and the flexibility of his acting skill.
Johnny Depp – Tim Burton = Good Movies
Johnny Depp’s career has never recovered from the humongous disaster that was The Tourist. Not many actors have made such poor choices as consistently as Depp with his constant collaborations with Tim Burton particularly galling. With Black Mass. Depp has returned to the a genre that has served him well in the past.