Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Wages of Fear (1953, Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Review by Chris Rand Divulging details of The Wages of Fear might diminish the film’s suspense, so I will keep this brief. Clouzot’s film gorgeously portrays 4 men’s need to flee from a prison of poverty and the task at … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa (1986, Dir. Neil Jordan)

Review by Chris Rand Though Mona Lisa has its merits, the film sounds a lot better on paper: a gangster romance starring Bob Hoskins directed by Neil Jordan and co-starring Michael Caine. Hoskins delivers a great performance as George (garnering … Continue reading

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Babe: Pig in the City [1998, dir. George Miller]

Review by Jake Tishler One of my favorite things in film, which I’ve loved since childhood and still do, is people swinging around from stuff.  I wish there were a more eloquent way to say it (there’s not), but people … Continue reading

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Good Will Hunting (1997, Dir. Gus Van Sant)

Review by Chris Rand Something about Good Will Hunting is just not right. Matt Damon and Robin Williams deliver pitch-perfect performances, providing quick-witted humor to hide the heartbreaking sadness at each character’s core. The story moves quickly and kept me … Continue reading

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Three Days of the Condor (1975, Dir. Syndey Pollack)

Review by Chris Rand To call Three Days of the Condor a thriller would be quite generous, but it is often considered one of the great paranoid political thrillers of the 1970’s. While other films in that niche, The Conversation … Continue reading

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48 Hrs. (1982, Dir. Walter Hill)

Review by Chris Rand Thanks to Jake for recommending director Walter Hill, I had only seen The Warriors before this and I am glad I caught this phenomenal film in it’s final day on netflix instant watch. Hill delivers some … Continue reading

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Carrie (1976, Dir. Brian De Palma)

Review by Chris Rand Another attempt to like Brian De Palma, another failure… Carrie, rivaling Scarface as his most canonical work, has not dated well at all. Some of the (still) most creative and viscerally terrifying horror films in history … Continue reading

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