Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Cary Grant (Roger O. Thornhill), Eva Marie Saint (Eve Kendall). Screenplay by Ernest Lehman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 131 minutes. North by Northwest is absolutely outrageous. It’s cinema at its largest, most marvellous, most emphatic. It’s barely over 2 hours long but feels like it goes on for 4, and you […]


Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Michael Caine (Alfred), Liam Neeson (Henri Ducard), Ken Watanabe (Ra’s Al Ghui), Katie Holmes (Rachel Dawes), Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon), Cillian Murphy (Dr. Jonathan Crane), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox). Screenplay by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 12. Running time: 140 minutes. The reason The Dark […]


Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne), Heath Ledger (The Joker), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent), Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Gordon), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox), Cillian Murphy (Jonathan Crane), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel). Screenplay by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 12A. Running time: 152 minutes. A cinema-screen film if you’ve ever seen one, the second […]


Polly Adams (Deborah Welsh), Opal Alladin (CeeCee Lyles), Trish Gates (Sandra Bradshaw), Nancy McDoniel (Lorraine G. Bay), David Alan Basche (Todd Beamer), Ben Sliney (Himself). Screenplay by Paul Greengrass. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Rating: 15. Running time: 106 minutes. United 93 opens in a way I’ve grown to hate about the movies: it shows us […]


Johnny Depp (John Dillinger), Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette), Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis). Screenplay by Ann Biderman, Ronan Bennett and Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 140 minutes. ‘John Dillinger is making a mockery of this country’s system of justice.’ So said Franklin Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression. He […]