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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs based on the novel by Thomas Harris - featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter, (played by Anthony Hopkins who steals the film and was deserving of his Best Actor award) who is perhaps the most iconic character in film history and Agent Clarice Starling (played by Jodie Foster who really holds the film together and her performance is her greatest in my view). The film is a rare example of where a film wins several Oscars for…

  • Don't Go to Sleep

    Don't Go to Sleep

    ★★★★½

    Haunted house movies can be extremely creepy and atmospheric when done right, the tension builds and builds, they grab you and don't let you go. They need to be precisely and brilliantly choreographed. They can also be a hell of a lot of fun. Don't Go to Sleep has all this in abundance. This lesser known TV horror classic made such an impression on me that still remember it as if I watching it right now. What Don't Go to…

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  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★½

    Edward Scissorhands (played by Johnny Depp) is about a man who has scissors for hands. The film begins with a friendly Avon saleswoman Peg Boggs (played by Kathy Baker) who visits this abandoned mansion on the edge of the town and discovers Edward and she takes him home with her. From there on we Edward trying to fit in with the locals and discover the world that has been closed off from him. The film poignantly depicts Edwards early years…

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas

    ★★★★★

    ...A romantic way to go...if there was such a way. But Ben never used to be like that. At the start of this neon soaked masterpiece we see Ben ridding himself of the last remnants of family life and leaving it all behind for the drink. We see a photo of himself, his wife and his son before the drink had a grip on him. You could say that Ben had it all but he was always chasing something more…