A suave and sophisticated noir film moved from the shadowy backstreets to the broad daylight of a public high school, Brick is as spellbinding as it is original. Rian Johnson’s first feature film is an astounding achievement, and there’s no Continue reading Brick
Shane Black has crafted an astonishing film from a block of hard-as-rock film noir, that has all the wit and irreverence of the modern era and yet still recalls the tough-guy films of Hollywood’s golden age of Cagney and Bogart. Continue reading Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Okay, I’m gonna be up front here: Sin City is the best comic book adaptation ever. I’ve read the first ‘Sin City’ collection, and it was astounding just how much like Miller’s comic this movie was – almost completely frame Continue reading Sin City
The Big Sleep is the movie responsible for my awakening as a film-lover. It remains my favourite all-time film, not only for the effect it had on me the first time I saw it, but also for its sharp tongue Continue reading The Big Sleep
Rick is a strange film. I was completely unnerved during the first fifteen minutes, unsure whether to laugh, be appalled or bored. Was I missing something? The main problem with Rick is that it sits uncomfortably ‘between’ genres. Is it Continue reading Rick
Brian de Palma is sooo past his use-by date. Sure, he can still orchestrate some good scenes (Snake Eyes had a great opening shot of about 20 minutes or so), and Mission: Impossible was fun if incomprehensible at times, but Continue reading Femme Fatale
First of all we’re treated to a very noir opening set of credits, which were quite exciting to say the least. Unfortunately they completely misrepresented the film, and were quite possibly the only good part of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.
Rating: Hoopla Factor: Continue reading I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead