Seven Samurai is widely considered one of, if not the greatest film of all time.. The film is 207 minutes and that may seem like a daunting “task” for some and I myself was worried that it would be overlong, packed with fluff and at times, boring. Man, was I ever wrong. In foreign films […]

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“Dirty Harry” is an important film for several reasons, including the remaking of its star, Clint Eastwood, into a first-rank “modern-day” action star of American cinema; the development of a grittier-style cop drama for which DH remains the standard today; and as the first unmistakable sign, by virtue of its popularity, of a significant public turning against the counter-culture that was feeding much of the content from Hollywood by this […]

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Having learned a little bit about what might be like to be a vampire, through my readings, and in a fictitious sense, finally I have had the chance to see what the movie ‘Interview with the vampire’ was like. As I kept watching it, I found myself liking it more and more. It had a very intelligent story, a great cast and gory scenes where human blood was the main […]

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To collect money for an investment, Jerry (Macy) sets a fake operation up for the kidnap of his wife, but it doesn’t go according to plan. The Coen brothers have made a name for themselves over the past twenty years and this 1996 film, written and directed by the pair cements them into the highest class of different and brilliant filmmakers. The unusual plot opens with “This is based on […]

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Martin Scorsese’s Casino isn’t as polished as his previous mafia masterpiece Goodfellas, but it is, nevertheless, another extraordinary entry into the director’s astonishing body of work. Relying heavily on voice-over narration from both of its stars, the movie is a little sluggish in spots, making its running time of 178 minutes its most glaring flaw. However, the captivating performances of the three lead performers and the unrelenting violence overshadow enough […]

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People seem to feel divided about this film. To some, it is yet another impressive movie by Martin Scorsese finding it to be a very visceral experience. To others, it is the director’s worst film finding it to be ridiculous overwrought. For me, I find myself a bit mixed about it. It’s is an excellent piece of filmmaking but it is very much marred by conventional “Hollywood” elements. Scorsese does […]

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Captain Boyd is sent to a Californian Fort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as punishment for his cowardice. He is celebrated as a hero publicly after overtaking an enemy stronghold, but as he points out he was only able to do so by an act of cowardice. He played dead, and was stacked in with other dead men piled on top of him, their blood running into his mouth. This […]

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Leonard is an insurance investigator whose memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife’s murder. His quality of life has been severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live a comprehendable life by tattooing notes on himself and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera. The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to come that […]

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Will Graham is a former FBI agent who recently retired to Florida with his wife Molly and their young son. Graham was a ‘profiler’; one who profiles criminal’s behavior and tries to put his mind into the minds of criminals to examine their thoughts while visiting crime scenes. Will is called out of his self-imposed retirement at the request of his former boss Jack Crawford to help the FBI catch […]

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A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin. Discovering the dope, the architect flushes it down the drain. This sets up a series of tough customers seeking the dope including a Rasta hit-man, an ex-lover Dallas who ties him up […]

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