Category: Reviews

Going in Style

CRIMEWATCH: Going In Style

I’ve always been a fan of films that are special little treasures that get lost in the shuffle. The kinds that are buried in...

The Big Bang

CRIMEWATCH: The Big Bang

A shovel full of Dashiell Hammett, with a touch of Orson Welles, David Lynch and Frank Miller or something. All that looking overly ambitious...

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Humor is the main ingredient in Giuseppe Tornatore‘s award winning masterpiece Cinema Paradiso (1988) that pulls you into its wonderful world and doesn’t let...

Blue Collar

CRIMEWATCH: Blue Collar

Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor) Jerry Bartoski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) work at a Detroit auto factory where their boss is constantly...

Mr. Majestyk

CRIMEWATCH: Mr. Majestyk

“You make sounds like you’re a mean little ass-kicker…only I ain’t convinced. You keep talking and I’m gonna take your head off.” – Vince...

John Carpenter’s The Thing

“This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out...

American Graffiti

American Graffiti (BluRay Review)

THE FILM Before he became entranced with the medium of cinema George Lucas was obsessed with the world of cars. As a teen he...

Copland

CRIMEWATCH: Copland

“Being right is not a bulletproof vest Freddy!” – Figgs James Mangold‘s 1997 film Copland comes from a different angle in the crime genre...

Tom Neal and Ann Savage

Film Noir Classics: DETOUR

Detour (1945) is an early example of film noir (or black film) it’s name referring to the darkly stylized aesthetic the films had. This...