Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) is a hallucinatory depiction of what authoritarian dictatorship would look like in fictional, futuristic United Kingdom; far-right ultra-nationalism exemplified by suppression and regulation. Rigid governmental practices … Continue reading The satire, fascism and sci-fi xmas of cult-classic ‘brazil’ (1985)
The Matrix (1999) is the ultimate sci-fi/martial arts hybrid with traces of religion and philosophy. Cyberpunk meets Kung fu intertwined with graphic-novel receptivity and Judeo-Christian ideology resulting in a remarkable … Continue reading Cyberpunk, kung fu, judeo-christian ideology, postmodern philosophy & virtual reality in ‘the matrix’ (1999)
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a wheeler dealer on Wall Street slays and slaughters for no reason. As his quality of life advances, his loathing of it gets increasingly extreme. Bateman’s … Continue reading Anatomy of a supervillain in cult comedy-horror ‘american psycho’ (2000)
Tony Scott loves filming in Mexico for its vigorous and immaculate locations. Similar to the way he directed Man on Fire (2004) – arguably Tony Scott’s best picture beside Revenge … Continue reading The forbidden lust of ‘revenge’ (1990) – Tony scott’s magnum opus.
written by ardalan pourvali /\ imdb.me According to Netflix, a documentary entitled Baggio: The Divine Ponytail is scheduled to be released, but no official date has been announced. The film … Continue reading Netflix’s ‘IL DIVIN CODINO: The Divine Ponytail’ (2020) chronicles legendary career of roberto baggio.
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) takes place in an exotic future of the universe. It’s a film that proposes the unquestionable possibility that earth could be in possession of one … Continue reading industrial imperialism, automation and androids in the future of ‘Blade Runner’ (1982)
They say you can’t synthesize affection and affluence, but you can’t impose guilt upon Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) for making an attempt. He’s been beaten from a career of … Continue reading Shane Black’s ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (2005) – a Xmas fable with a dark-side.
The first 64 minutes of Judgment Night (1993) are excellent in terms of plot and character development. The remaining one-third of the film falls flat, sprawled out with predictability. Renowned … Continue reading the rap, metal and mayhem behind archived ’90’s cult-thriller ‘judgment night’
The stylistic directing of Tony Scott in his commercial reel is what attracted producers and prominent actors to The Hunger (1983). “I’d much rather be part of a film that … Continue reading tony scott’s ‘The hunger’ (1983) – a surreal vampire opera.
What makes George P. Cosmatos’ Cobra (1986) such a lustrous, fierce and enthralling thriller? If your answer includes anything to do with Sly Stallone – that’s evident. Sly is in … Continue reading The lush, lustrous l.a. of ‘cobra’ (1986) and its buffet of supporting characters; a rare steak.
Due to exhibition and distribution, titles attempt to be marketable. The Death of Michael Corleone was altered in 1990, when Paramount Pictures decided to change the name to The Godfather … Continue reading Mario puzo’s the godfather, coda: the death of michael corleone
In his latest book, Live Cinema and Its Techniques, Francis Ford Coppola, widely considered one of the greatest film director’s of all time, shares his brilliant vision for Live Cinema; … Continue reading The great Francis Coppola is in a perpetual state of service to students, filmmakers, cinephiles, and devotees of film.