Powerful performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and beautiful cinematography, make Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, The Master, a satisfying film, but one that still ranks among his weakest.
These lovable monsters are scaring up a storm in a dazzling 3D version just before they head off to University.
Wild River gives us a family drama during the early days of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the reluctance of landowners to give up their property that the new dams would eventually inundate. Superbly filmed, directed and acted, this is a powerful film fueled by the on-screen chemistry of leads, Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick.
Gentleman’s Agreement was a ground-breaking study in religious and ethnic prejudice in post-war America. Superb performances by the leads coupled with strong direction by Elia Kazan make this an essential addition to everyone’s film library.
This multiple Oscar-winning film depicts the life of a hard-working Welsh family in the early part of the 20th century. As recollected by the family’s youngest son, we get a sentimental journey replete with love, loss, happiness and despair. A heart-warming drama that is a must-see for all film lovers.
R.I.P. Tony Scott, but you shall forever live on in your work, like this nearly perfect example of ’80s cinematic escapism — the high-flying, energetic, Top Gun, now available in a better than expected 3D edition.
This suspense/thriller from Down Under has a few good scares and nice production values, but plot holes leave it more chuckle-worthy than thrilling.
Lavish, sumptuous, romantic, and sexy, this Chinese adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons from South Korean director Hur Jin-ho is thoroughly entertaining.
Michael Schenker can still rock like a hurricane, but someone needed to tell the crowd at this 2012 Tilburg concert who seemed to be sleepwalking through the event.
Criterion work their wizardry on this monumental Mizoguchi Kenji classic about human struggle.