Friday, January 25, 2008

The Fix: Michael Clayton

This mind-blowing, 120-minute law firm thriller can grasp anyone's attention. Clooney plays Clayton, a "fixer" for his company who has to help a case that involves Arthur Edes, who strips in a deposition room. Wilkinson plays this role to perfection, possibly even better than Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild. Swinton is great as part of U North. She is mechanical, a true mirror speaker. Her portrayal is scary and amazing. These performances combined with a perfectly sizzling script, great direction, a virtuoso score are a fantastic mix that provides for one of the best pictures of the year. A

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