Matthew Lickona 2:02 p.m., Sept. 23
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Not bad, for an unnecessary remake. I’ll gladly make do with a shortening of the misogynistic revenge-rape in exchange for a more cuddly relationship between the cop (Daniel Craig) and the girl who fell face first into a tackle box (Rooney Mara). The smooth lateral pans and flat, shiny surfaces brand it as the work of director David Fincher, but the only reason this film exists is because a certain sector of the American public refuses to read subtitles. 2011.
- The Big Screen Review • December 21, 2011