Posts Tagged ‘travis bickle’

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 […]


Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard), Elena Anaya (Vera). Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 15. Running time: 117 minutes. If there’s a single theme that ties the young Pedro to the celebrated auteur we have today, it’s undoubtedly the sexual insanity that infiltrates his early, mad comedies and travels right through to the […]


Leonardo DiCaprio (Howard Hughes), Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn), Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner), Alec Baldwin (Juan Trippe), Gwen Stefani (Jean Harlow), Jude Law (Errol Flynn). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 12. Running time: 170 minutes. Watching The Aviator, I realised that Scorsese has seldom made a film in his career that hasn’t […]


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 […]


Al Pacino (Will Dormer), Robin Williams (Walter Finch), Hilary Swank (Ellie Burr). Screenplay by Hillary Seitz. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 15. Running time: 118 minutes. What a poor, poor soul. Will Dormer must be the most troubled detective in history, and as him Al Pacino gives one of his most powerful performances, rivaling every […]


Robert De Niro (Jake La Motta), Cathy Moriarty (Vickie La Motta), Joe Pesci (Joey), Frank Vincent (Salvy). Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Madrik Martin. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 129 minutes. Raging Bull is better than GoodFellas, Taxi Driver and any other Scorsese film, and as such it is not only his […]