Posts Tagged ‘thrasymachus’

Faye Dunaway (Diana Christensen), William Holden (Max Schumacher), Peter Finch (Howard Beale), Robert Duvall (Frank Hackett). Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Rating: 15. Running time: 121 minutes. There’s an old debate in Plato’s Republic (‘old’ is putting it mildly; we’re talking BC here) on the question of whether the function of a craft is […]


Al Pacino (Tony Montana), Michelle Pfeiffer (Elvira Hancock), Steven Bauer (Manny Ribera). Screenplay by Oliver Stone. Rating: 18. Running time: 170 minutes. You may notice early on in Scarface that the film pans out like a Grand Theft Auto game: we begin with the obligatory scene setters, introducing us to our main character who so obviously […]


Daniel Day Lewis (Daniel Plainview). Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Rating: 12A. Running time: 158 minutes. If there’s one thing There Will Be Blood puts beyond any doubt, it’s that Daniel Day Lewis is today’s Marlon Brando. He may sit comfortably amongst a handful of actors any of which could fairly claim […]