Jeff York

Guy Ritchie Returns to His Comfort Zone with “The Gentlemen”

Guy Ritchie Returns to His Comfort Zone with “The Gentlemen”

When filmmaker Guy Ritchie has strayed from making films in the crime genre, he’s struggled. Last year’s live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin showcased his penchant for mischievous stories, but musical comedy proved not to be the director’s forte. He’s best when he tackles the crime genre, as in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Snatch (2000). This year, […]

 Jeff York

The Live-Action Version of Disney’s “Aladdin” is Too Frenetic for Its Own Good

The Live-Action Version of Disney’s “Aladdin” is Too Frenetic for Its Own Good

There probably hasn’t been a director as ill-suited to the material since Richard Attenborough was tasked with bringing the Broadway smash A Chorus Line to the big screen. Director Guy Ritchie may be expert at gritty, outrageous, crime capers like Snatch and RocknRolla, but who thought such films made him perfect for a Disney musical? […]