A last-minute mission in Dublin turns deadly for stunning secret operative Mallory Kane (mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano) when she realizes she’s been betrayed — and that her own life is no longer safe. Now, to outwit her enemies, she’ll simply have to outlast them. Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton co-star in this fast-paced action-thriller from director Steven Soderbergh.
At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for sex, lies and videotape, his feature-film directorial debut. A simmering exploration of the nature of modern relationships and the links between sexuality and voyeurism, the film was an international sensation that established its director as one of the golden boys of world cinema. Born in Georgia on January 14, 1963, Soderbergh grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, where his father was the Dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Education. While still in high school, Soderbergh enrolled in the university’s film animation class and began making short 16 mm films with second-hand equipment. After he graduated from high school, he went to Hollywood, where he worked as a freelance editor. Soderbergh’s time in Hollywood was brief, and he soon returned home, where he continued making short films and writing scripts… read more
This summer I'm working my way through the filmographies of my favourite directors, rather than sampling a little bit of everything as I usually do. Looks like the next few months will be Soderbergh and Antonioni. Which of course brings me to Haywire, a kinetic action film that might lack soul but has a lot of fun getting to its endpoint nonetheless. If nothing else, I'm a sucker for Ewan McGregor.
A few thoughts on beatings, Bazin, gender, genre, and how montage can turn a man into a duck.
“Haywire is about the simple joys of action film virtuosity, and Soderbergh delivers.”
“Haywire is, like The Informant!, a movie shaped by the rhythms and rules of 70s and 60s entertainment.”
This year’s edition features the premieres of Eastwood’s J. Edgar and Soderbergh’s Haywire.
After the feast of design from the 1920s and 30s over the past two weeks I thought it was time to return to the present and look at a few of
The American filmmaker’s new action movie.
Even while I was appreciating “Haywire” I found myself feeling a little dissatisfied. The components are good. Gina Carano get a good start in the movies with a role tailored to her strengths with… read review