Posts Tagged ‘pulp fiction’

Ryan Gosling (Driver), Carey Mulligan (Irene), Bryan Cranston (Shannon), Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose). Screenplay by Hossein Amini. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Rating: 18. Running time: 100 minutes. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that what looks like an average action-packed B-movie is in fact getting some serious hype amongst critics. With the […]


I saw The Social Network for the fifth time the other day, and I feel obliged to say a little more, one last time, about this special gift that cinema gave us last year. It’s hard to appreciate history being made at the very time it is being made, even if every critic on the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Pulp Fiction‘s status in cinema history is rather overwhelming. It was almost unanimously hailed as the fulfillment of the potential this quirky new auteur, Quentin Tarantino, had shown in his first feature, Reservoir Dogs, and also, quite flatteringly, it was seen as the saviour of modern cinema. By liberating script writers from newly ingrained plot […]


Auteur theory states that directors, as the creative forces behind all films and the ultimate controllers of the photography, music, acting, editing, scenery and everything else, should be classed as artists in the same way Dylan, Dostoevsky and Da Vinci are. If there is ever a director with a style so distinctive, so original and […]