Tom Hardy’s “Locke” Shows Extraordinary Power in Simplicity

Film Review: “Locke,” written and directed by Steven Knight, 2014

Locke Pic by Cindy Fazzi
It takes an actor such as Tom Hardy to pull off a film shot almost entirely inside a car, showing him alone, from beginning to end. Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a construction manager in Birmingham, with a reputation for “running a tight ship,” as a local official describes him. One evening, after work, he doesn’t go home. Instead he drives to London, a decision that changes his life within 85 minutes, which is how long the drive and the movie last. (more…)

Hollywood’s Love Affair with Lady Liberty: From “Saboteur” to “Adjustment Bureau”

Statue of Liberty photo by Nina Fazzi

Filmmakers love the Statue of Liberty for its cinematographer-friendly qualities.

From the 1942 Alfred Hitchcock film, “Saboteur,” to the Matt Damon-starrer “The Adjustment Bureau” (2011), Lady Liberty has been thrilling, scaring, and entertaining moviegoers over the years. (more…)