When I first saw Mulholland Drive at a second-run theater in downtown Portland, Maine, I hated it. I was angry that it existed. How could anyone finance this thing? I … Continue reading Mulholland Drive (2001) Eric Norcross
From the expressionistic and bold portrait of London in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, through to the modern metropolis of scenic icons and … Continue reading A Tale of One City: Cinematic London in Contemporary British Cinema
Doug Liman’s first big break onto the Hollywood directing scene was the low-budget comedy, Swingers (1996). The film cost just $200,000 to make, and saw a domestic US box office … Continue reading Film Note: Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.)
I was asked the other day to, in just 5 seconds, name the first movie that pops on my mind, which fulfils the criteria of both simplicity and effectiveness at … Continue reading Smoke (1995) by Leila Murseljevic
Summary: A jury deliberates in a murder trial of a teenager accused of killing his father. Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men is a remarkable piece of cinema in spite of … Continue reading 12 Angry Men (1957) – Sidney Lumet (Niall McArdle)
An unemployed reporter helps a runaway heiress get back to New York without being discovered by the authorities. It Happened One Night is a road trip romantic comedy starring Clark … Continue reading It Happened One Night (1934) | Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day, is mistaken for Hynkel. For being made at the very height … Continue reading The Great Dictator (1940) – Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs)
(Note: This post was originally written for the review site Battleship Pretension. See the full article HERE) Wings is a 1927 American silent film about two World War I fighter … Continue reading Wings (1927) William A. Wellman (Darrell Ron Tuffs)
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Whether you enjoy the Academy Awards or not, they are always an interesting reflection of the past year of film. However, the most interesting and most memorable award is always … Continue reading The 86th Academy Awards: Best Picture
In an attempt to prove that an inmate is innocent, a Chicago reporter re-opens a decade old case into the murder of a police officer.
Synopsis: A dancer (Fred Astaire) meets and woos a model (Ginger Rogers) amid much confusion and mistaken identity.