MovieStyle: Brosnan, post-Bond

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

It’s been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan last played James Bond, and in that time he’s (mostly) pursued some interesting roles seemingly designed to erase our image of him as a pretty boy TV star punching above his weight in the movies. And, to a large degree, it’s worked — roles in films like The Matador and Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer have done a lot to rehabilitate the former Remington Steele. But his current movie, The November Man, looks suspiciously like a 007 knock-off. In this week’s MovieStyle, our Piers Marchant holds forth on its virtues and demerits.

A pair of quirky indie films, Life After Beth and The One I Love are also opening this week. Philip Martin reviews them both, while Dan Lybarger interviews the latter’s director, Mary Steenburgen’s son Charlie McDowell. (A third indie film, Calvary, is reviewed on our blood, dirt & angels website.)

For this, and more, read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.