Written by Nick McCann "“Die Hard 2” goes from vertical to horizontal, swapping out a high rise for an airport that’s taken over by rogue mercenaries. The movie sticks to much of the same formula. It’s fast-paced and still has … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks "Just like the main character in this film says about his own work, most of Gaspar Noé’s films contain blood, sperm, and tears. Though his fourth feature-length film, “Love,” mainly focuses on the latter two."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 Plenty of directors could be described as wearing their influences on their sleeves, but with De Palma, it seems more appropriate to say he holds his up and waves them around over his head so … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 You should always plan to have someone pick you up and drive you home after surgery. Bogie clearly wasn’t paying attention during the pre-op consultation. This is one of the most romantically optimistic of the noirs … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao Joseph Kuo is the Roger Corman of kung fu cinema. He did not have the backing of a major studio like Shaw Brothers or Golden Harvest. He was not even making movies in Hong Kong. Rather, … Continue reading.
“The highest reaches of the actor's art begin, I believe, at the point where words cease to play a part.”Max Ophüls, Director of Letter from an Unknown Woman Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google Podcasts … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice is two great movies woven together for the price of one. The first is a richly detailed neorealist account of seasonal rice-field workers in Northern Italy, and the second, a … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Preminger's second noir outing with Dana Andrews (quickly becoming a favorite of mine) and Gene Tierney (most definitely a favorite), six years after Laura. Andrews is a hot-tempered city cop with a bad habit of … Continue reading.
Written by Rudolph Lambert Fernandez Among Columbia Pictures’s movies in the 20th century, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) is one of the last to bear their classic Lady and her torch logo. It wasn’t until the 1990s that a real-life … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 Buster takes a rinky-dink train from his modest rural homestead to see to his late father’s estate, but falls for a girl along the way who turns out to be from the now-wealthy family that … Continue reading.