MICHAEL CLAYTON (Tony Gilroy, 2007)

Expertly though superficially written by first-time director Tony Gilroy, and nicely underlit by cinematographer Robert Elswit, Michael Clayton taps into something dark, desperate and paranoid in the U.S. psyche circa 2007. Its soullessness accumulates into a suggestion, if not quite a vision, of American soullessness during the Dubya years. More widely, the film takes aim […]