Sherlock Holmes dir. Guy Ritchie (2009) Ritchie’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes works on several levels—as a dark and detailed period piece, as character comedy, and as a buddy film. Jude Law (Watson) and Robert Downey Jr (Holmes) have an edgy dynamic. Rachel McAdams scintillates as Irene Adler.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang dir. Shane Black (2005) One could argue that the voiceovers are unnecessarily facetious, yet Kiss Kiss Bang Bang remains a droll, at times very funny, noir crime run-around. Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer are at their peak, contrasting beautifully while ably supported by Michelle Monaghan.