As an opportunity to crack a plot twist, keen viewers will seize any clue a film director generously provides. In Sweet Girl, the film showcases itself with a theme like … Continue reading “Sweet Girl” is one of the most outstanding films of 2021.
In film, it’s often said that the movie is made 3x. First by the writer, second by the director, and a third and final time by the editor. This leaves … Continue reading Tony Scott & Quentin Tarantino with “True Romance”. That rarity, when two visionaries coincide in art.
Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King is film as art. Had Richard LaGravenese’s thought-provoking screenplay been in the hands of a different director, the film would have resulted in a mechanical … Continue reading Terry Gilliam’s “The Fisher King” is film as art.
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.
City of Lies (2018) was a biographical crime/drama based on the non-fiction book LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murder of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records’ … Continue reading The mysterious shelving of ‘city of lies’ (2018) – the movie that was pulled from audiences.
The man, the myth, the legend Sylvester Stallone has just finished principal photography on his latest picture, Samaritan (2021) – an Action/Fantasy about a young boy (Javon Walton) who discovers … Continue reading The legendary sly stallone is becoming a comic book movie staple.