Earlier in the week I participated in Darren’s, of Movie Reviews 101, Opinion Battle Round 4 – Heist Movies. My selection was Ocean’s Eleven and it got me thinking how I hadn’t reviewed it yet. The sequels were nothing to get excited about but the original plays on all Heist sub-genre tropes and it’s glorious. “They might as well call it whitejack!” Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble cast of Hollywood heavy hitters smooth talk their way to the acquisition of $163 million in a daring casino heist with a groovy jazz score for company. In North Jersey State Prison Danny Ocean sits … Continue reading Ocean’s Eleven
This review serves two purposes. I’ve always meant to watch The Warriors but couldn’t find room for it on my Blind Spot Series. It caught my attention on Netflix the other day, but again put it off, instead opting to … Continue reading The Warriors
Following In Bruges was always going to be a tough gig for Martin McDonagh but Seven Psychopaths owes a lot to the success of its predecessor.
Had In Bruges failed to make an impact would we have seen the likes of Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell alongside the return of Colin Farrell? Continue reading “Seven Psycopaths”
~ Natural Born Killers is the Blind Spot entry for February. Full listing here. ~ Oliver Stone’s bloodthirsty psychadelic serial killer acid trip came as a surprise for my second installment in the Blind Spot Series. I was drawn to … Continue reading Blindsided by NATURAL BORN KILLERS – Review
Following my recent viewing of Curtis Hanson’s L.A Confidential I was keen to explore other, critically revered neo-noir gems on offer. Pointed in the direction of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown I was sceptical from the get go. Jack Nicholson’s filmography is … Continue reading Chinatown