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  • Conversation Piece

    ★★

  • The Outfit

    ★★★½

  • Dark Water

    ★★★★

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    ★★★

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  • Conversation Piece

    Conversation Piece

    ★★

    Random Blu-Ray Roulette: No. 26

    Apart from Rocco and His Brothers, I have struggled to get along with Luchino Visconti's intellectual and philosophical filmmaking. I pictured him like Pier Paolo Pasolini only if you sucked all the eccentricity and fun on what makes a Pasolini joint click. And I am afraid to say that Conversation Piece marks the end of my journey with Visconti. Nah - no more. It's boring, man. As much as I love Burt Lancaster like the…

  • The Outfit

    The Outfit

    ★★★½

    The Outfit is a neat, low-key surprise; tbh. Considering how many mafia crime dramas there have been since the inception of The Godfather - The Outfit takes enough liberties to keep things exciting and fresh. For one, Graham Moore is taking a lot of notes from Alfred Hitchcock - sometimes The Outfit reminds me a little too much of Rope, but without talents like Mark Rylance and Johnny Flynn, this would border into Hitchcock-lite territory. Secondly, like Rope, The Outfit

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  • Phantom

    Phantom

    ★★★½

    Week #3 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - German Expressionism (1920 - 1927)

    My list | Original list

    F. W. Murnau was one of the most influential directors working in the realms of silent cinema. His adaptation of Dracula, simply entitled Nosferatu is one of the most beloved horror films of 1920's, Faust is an epic folklore tale that holds up upon multiple viewings, even when he moved over to Hollywood to make Sunrise, he was still cranking…

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★★

    Part of my 52 Films by Women Challenge! (27/52)

    My only gripe with Strange Days is that it's such a missed opportunity to not use the song 'Strange Days' by The Doors. Bad luck Bigelow, I give your cult classic an A-. Minus that cruel factor, Strange Days is an utterly spotless piece of science-fiction. From the very first shot, told from the point-of-view of a bank robber where his heist goes badly wrong, the level of skill needed to…