Ocean's Twelve ★★★

Lots of Altman shots: camera facing action from one angle, often stationary, perpetually zooming in and out of areas of interest, creating new frames within shots. The bigger actors are a bit too stuffy/self-aware to make that work 100% of the time. Frankly I’ve had trouble buying a Clooney performance after 1997, when he still worked for a living, and regretfully report that I have a hard time buying Zeta-Jones in this role at all. The score is competent and varied enough jazz, reminds me of Yoko Kanno’s pastiche of genres in Cowboy Bebop (incidentally I’ve always thought that if they were ever a director capable of actually making Bebop work, it would be Soderbergh).