A Better Place (1997) By Eric Norcross

A Better Place is the debut film of Vincent Pereira—and thus far, the only film he has ever made. In the 1990’s, bouncing off the success of Kevin Smith’s film Clerks, View Askew Productions turned out several indie films directed by other talents within their social circle.

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His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) tries to stop his ex-wife and ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) from marrying nice Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) so she can … Continue reading His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)

Santa Fe Trail (1940) – Michael Curtiz (Niall McArdle)

Beware the Warner Brothers film that bounds and bounces over history as jauntily as Errol Flynn buckled his swash. The 1940 horse opera ‘Santa Fe Trail’, directed by Michael Curtiz, … Continue reading Santa Fe Trail (1940) – Michael Curtiz (Niall McArdle)

The American (2010) – Anton Corbijn (Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: A lonely hitman hides out in an Italian village and falls in love with a prostitute.

Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: In a rainy, polluted Los Angeles in 2019, genetic engineers for the Tyrell Corporation have created replicants – superhuman androids that are used as slave labour in outer space, … Continue reading Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

The Battle Of Algiers (1966) – Gillo Pontecorvo

Short Plot Summary: The Battle of Algiers is a 1966 war film based on occurrences during the Algerian War against The French Government in North Africa, the most prominent being … Continue reading The Battle Of Algiers (1966) – Gillo Pontecorvo

The Hawks and the Sparrows (Short View) – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Short Plot Summary: On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois … Continue reading The Hawks and the Sparrows (Short View) – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Short View) – Agnès Varda

“Cleo From 5 to 7” is truly one of the most beautifully shot films I have ever seen. Its composition of imagery is way ahead of its time and its … Continue reading Cleo From 5 to 7 (Short View) – Agnès Varda

Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)

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