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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Ronin" (1998)

    A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent (Robert DeNiro) tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

    The script was written by David Mamet (under the pseudonym Richard Weisz) from a screenplay by first-time writer John David Zeik. Director John Frankenheimer later said, "The credits should read: 'Story by J.D. Zeik, screenplay by David Mamet'. We didn't shoot a line of Zeik's script." Although probably not intentional, ...
  2. Oscar Preview #18: Joy

    Joy is the story of the title character (Jennifer Lawrence), who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

    Jennifer Lawrence may be America's Sweetheart, and over the last few years we have gotten used to her collaborations with Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and director David O. Russell. But this seems to be a misstep in the group's collective career.

    Lawrence has been praised for this role, even taking home a Golden Globe for it. ...