Jeff York

“Downhill” Misses the Subtleties of the Original in Remaking “Force Majeure”

“Downhill” Misses the Subtleties of the Original in Remaking “Force Majeure”

If you’ve never seen Force Majeure, the 2014 French/Swedish production, then its 2020 American remake will likely be amusing enough for you. However, if you have seen the original, then you’ll realize Downhill doesn’t quite succeed as a sublime comedy of manners like its predecessor did. Even though stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are […]

 Jeff York

Translating Sherlock Holmes to the Screen Is No Longer Elementary

Translating Sherlock Holmes to the Screen Is No Longer Elementary

The fictional character of Sherlock Holmes continues to be one that the entertainment world mines with stunning regularity. One would think that the success of Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller on the small screen this past decade might intimidate others from wading into similar waters, but in Hollywood, nothing breeds success, or excess, quite […]