Steve A. Vineberg
Steve Vineberg teaches at the College of the Holy Cross.
It takes a tremendous amount of delicacy and tact to pull off a movie about 9/11 without making the audience feel it's been strong-armed. Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, based on the Jonathan Safran Foer novel of the same name, puts you through the wringer.
reviewed by Steve Vineberg March 20, 2012
Man on a Ledge is a nifty little entertainment about an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) framed for stealing a diamond owned by a ruthless magnate (Ed Harris). He escapes from custody and stages a suicide threat on the window ledge of Harris's hotel as a diversion while his allies break into his accuser's vault to prove the theft was a hoax.
reviewed by Steve Vineberg February 21, 2012