Archive for June, 2010

Joseph Cotten (Holly Martins), Alida Valli (Anna Schmidt), Orson Welles (Harry Lime). Written by Graham Greene. Directed by Carol Reed. Rating: PG. Running time: 104 minutes. One of the most highly acclaimed films of all time, The Third Man is a classic noir-thriller set on the dark streets of Vienna, telling the story of the mysterious […]


Marlon Brando (Lloyd Gruver), Red Buttons (Joe Kelly), Miyoshi Umeki (Katsumi), Miiko Taka (Hana-ogi). Written by Paul Osborn. Directed by Joshua Logan. Rating: PG. Running time: 147 minutes. Try not to fall in love with Japanese girls, especially if you’re a military man during the Korean War. That’s the message of Sayonara. Anyone that fails […]


Catherine Deneuve (Carole), Ian Hendry (Michael), John Fraser (Colin). Written by Gérard Brach and Roman Polanski. Directed by Roman Polanski. Rating: 18. Running time: 105 minutes. A shocking portrait of paranoia and androphobia, Repulsion lets us observe the mind and life of Carole, a Belgian manicurist living in Kensington with her sister. A quiet girl, […]


David Strathairn (Edward R Murrow), Jeff Daniels (Sig Mickelson), Patricia Clarkson (Shirley Wershba), Robert Downey Jr. (Joe Wershba), George Clooney (Fred Friendly). Screenplay by Grant Heslow & George Clooney. Directed by George Clooney. Rating: PG. Running time: 93 minutes. A strange little film that feels like it should be much longer and slower given its […]


Denzel Washington (Frank Lucas), Russell Crowe (Richie Roberts), Josh Brolin (Detective Trupo). Screenplay by Steven Zaillian. Directed by Ridley Scott. Rating: 18. Running time: 157 minutes. Denzel Washington is in Harlem again, and like before he’s rebelling against the state. No longer is he doing so in the name of civil rights as Malcolm X, […]


James Stewart (Rupert Cadell), John Dall (Brandon Shaw), Farley Granger (Philip Morgan). Written by Patrick Hamilton & Hume Cronyn. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 80 minutes. Hitch aimed high with this one: an adaptation of the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case which delves suprisingly deep for a film into Nietzschean philosophy, […]