I can see why people grimace when the phrase “Kevin Costner directs” appears. There’s Waterworld and The Postman and, yeah, those movies are trials. (Waterworld, Costner’s uncredited/contested effort, is actually a really entertaining trial when approached in the right light, but still.) They’re also notable for being not at all the sort of vanity actor-turned-director project that you might expect. So they failed, but not for lack of ambition. Open Range is pretty damn good, however, and you’re only as good as your last picture, right? Besides, without Dances with Wolves there would be no Avatar. (I kid. Kinda.)

So, yeah, I’m happy to read that Costner will direct again. He’s getting back into the chair for a movie called A Little War of Our Own. What’s the picture about? Glad you asked. Read More »