Posts Tagged ‘babel’

James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Hatch), Lionel Barrymore (Henry F. Potter). Screenplay by Francis Goodrich et al. Directed by Frank Capra. Rating: U. Running time: 130 minutes. I’m going to come across as a wannabe-Hitchens here, and I probably am, but in the same way he picked fights with some of the most […]


If you know who Alejandro González Iñárritu is, and if you know what type of film he likes to make, then the first thing you should immediately want to find out when seeing him speak live is whether he’s as insanely grim as his films suggest. This is the man who proclaimed his first three films […]


Javier Bardem (Uxbal), Rubén Ochandiano (Zanc), Maricel Álvarez (Marambra). Screenplay by Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Rating: 15. Running time: 147 minutes. Javier Bardem is the Al Pacino of our age. Both men achieve a level of power and presence on screen that is unrivalled, have eyes curiously moving in their depth, and the characters they […]


Gael Garcia Bernal (Octavio), Emilio Echevarria (El Chivo), Goya Toledo (Valeria), Alvara Guerrero (Daniel). Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Rating: 18. Running time: 154 minutes. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Don’t forget the name. He really is one of the most special of filmmakers. I cannot think of anyone currently making films who […]


Alright, so as promised, for those like myself with a greater obsession over cinema and who are fortunate enough to live in a city with decent opportunities for watching smaller films, here’s the second batch of my recommendations regarding what to look out for this Fall. You should most certainly have the privilege of seeing […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]


Alfred Abel (Jon Fredersen), Gustav Fröhlich (Freder), Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Rotwang), Fritz Rasp (The Thin Man), Theodor Loos (Josaphat), Erin Biswanger (11811), Heinrich George (Grot), Brigitte Helm (Maria / The Robot). Directed by Fritz Lang, Screenplay by Thea Von Harbou. Rating: PG. Running time: 118 minutes. First things first: this film was not made in 1927. […]