Category: Reviews

Andy Serkis as Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock N Roll (2010)

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

Based on the life of the lead singer of one of punk/new waves most treasured bands: Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Andy Serkis (known...

CRIMEWATCH: The Flim Flam Man

In The Flim Flam Man (1967), a southern fried 60’s screwball crime comedy directed by the late Irvin Kerschner, George C. Scott plays Mordecai...

Jaws (1975)

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

In 1975, a film was released into theaters that changed the world of cinema and the filmmaking business forever. It also made going to...

Noodles gets high

CRIMEWATCH: Once Upon A Time in America

INTRODUCTION Sergio Leone. Whenever I hear that name I think of cinema at its most exhillerating and wildly creative. His take on Westerns single...

A No. 1

Emperor of The North

“You ain’t stopping at this hotel, kid. My hotel! The stars at night, I put ’em there. And I know the presidents, all of...

Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo: 50 Furious Westerns Series

The story goes that after seeing the Western High Noon (1952) together one day at the movies and disliking it, Director Howard Hawks and...

Elite Squad

Berlinale review: Tropa de Elite 2

In 2008 at the Berlin International Film Festival (aka the Berlinale; /ber-lee-nah-lae/) a Brazilian movie that depicted the work of Rio de Janeiro’s special...

black dynamite

BLACK DYNAMITE is Out of Sight, Ya Dig?

A few years back I watched Baaaadaaass! the semi-documentary about Melvin van Peebles‘ (GCDB) seminal blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback’s Badass song. While it was...

G.I. Jane

Ridley Scott’s G.I. JANE

Demi Moore is one furious female in G.I. Jane! After making his ‘women fighting back’ film Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott decided to tell...