Posts Tagged ‘a clockwork orange’

Crazy Kael.

16Dec11

I began and finished A Last Conversation with Pauline Kael today. It’s a nice little book, both easygoing and short whilst retaining a decent amount of insight. It’s written in transcript form based on an interview with Kael by a close friend – another, younger critic whose first form of contact with her was a letter […]


Malcolm McDowell (Mick Travis). Screenplay by David Sherwin. Directed by Lindsay Anderson. Rating: 15. Running time: 111 minutes. Surrealist art house cinema straight off the Swinging London scene, If…. is slow, difficult, and undoubtedly a product of its infamous countercultural times. The energy of May ’68 was in the air, and director Lindsay Anderson didn’t […]


Gregory Smith (Alan Abernathy), Kirsten Dunst (Christy Fimple), Frank Langella (Archer) [voice], Tommy Lee Jones (Chip Hazard) [voice]. Screenplay by Gavin Scott, Adam Rifkin, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. Directed by Joe Danté. Rating: 12. Running time: 108 minutes. Not sure why I’ve adhered to my tradition and titled this review with the director’s name […]


Harvey Keitel (Mr. White), Tim Roth (Mr. Orange), Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde), Chris Penn (Nice Guy Eddie), Steve Buscemi (Mr. Pink), Lawrence Tierney (Joe), Quentin Tarantino (Mr. Brown). Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Rating: 18. Running time: 99 minutes. Surprise, surprise: Quentin Tarantino started his career with a film that has a […]


I’m not sure whether it was rewatching A Clockwork Orange in the context of trying to figure out why it is banned in Singapore that made me feel this, but I struggled to focus on anything in the film other than its repulsively twisted main characters. Most people praise the film because of how confusingly enjoyable […]