Posts Tagged ‘nietzsche’

Teresa Wright (Charlie Newton), Joseph Cotten (Uncle Charlie). Screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Alma Reville and Sally Benson. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 108 minutes. If I said Dial M was an exercise in suspense, us as viewers anxiously waiting for the film’s characters to discover what we already know, then it seems that […]


Jean-Paul Belmondo (Ferdinand / Pierrot), Anna Karina (Marianne). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 110 minutes. A completely anarchic, impenetrable bugger of a film, Pierrot le Fou is bound to leave you as alienated and enraged as cinema can. It’s Godard at his most elusive. He’s made a film […]


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 […]


Toshirô Mifune (Kingo Gondo), Tatsuya Nakadai (Chief Detective Tokura), Kyôko Kagawa (Reiko Gondo), Tatsuya Mihashi (Kawanishi), Isao Kimura (Detective Arai), Kenjiro Ishiyama (Bos’n), Takeshi Katô (Detective Nakao), Takashi Shimura (Chief of Investigation Section), Tsutomu Yamazaki (Ginjirô Takeuchi). Screenplay by Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Hideo Oguni, and Akira Kurosawa. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Rating: 12. Running time: 142 minutes. High and Low is the original […]


Robert De Niro (Max Cady), Nick Nolte (Sam Bowden), Jessica Lange (Leigh Bowden), Juliette Lewis (Danielle Bowden). Screenplay by Wesley Strick. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 122 minutes. Max Cady thinks he’s a Nietzschean Übermensch. We see Thus Spake Zarathustra on a shelf in his prison cell, and we’re told he’s reading […]


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 […]


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, […]