SIR JOHN HURT 22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017 (age 77) Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer Believe it or not, John Hurt didn’t die back in 1979 when an alien burst out of his chest on the Nostromo. Instead, he lived until the ripe age of 77, having starred in over 129 films over the span of six decades. He would go on … Read More Rest In Peace, John Hurt: (1956-2016)
HERCULES // Never has marketing been more misleading than it was for the new Dwayne Johnson vehicle “Hercules”. With trailers touting the legendary character of Hercules and his Twelve Labors from the Gods, which involved fighting several different monsters including a giant lion, a three headed hydra, and massive boar, most people stepping into the theater to see this film would have assumed this … Read More One Minute Review: Hercules (2014) [3.5]
SNOWPIERCER Review by: Christopher HaskellOctober 20, 2014 “Passengers, eternal order flows from the sacred engine. We must occupy our preordained position. I belong to the front, you belong to the tail. Know your place! Keep your place!” — Minister Mason (Tilda Swinton) Dystopian future. Impaired class systems. Pending apocalypse. These are the themes being beaten to death in Hollywood these days. “The Hunger Games”. … Read More Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)
Though not yet released, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is getting the full treatment, with considerations in all categories: Best Picture Tim Belvan (Producer) Eric Fellner (Producer) Robyn Slovo (Producer) Best Director Tomas Alfredson Best Actor Gary Oldman Best Supporting Actor Benedict Cumberbatch David Dencik Colin Firth Stephen Graham Tom Hardy Ciaran Hinds John Hurt Toby Jones Simon McBurney Mark Strong Best Supporting Actress Kathy … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Talk about a film that is too smart for its own good. The Oxford Murders makes the average viewer feel isolated and ostracized. Whatever means the producers took to get leading man Elijah Wood on board, they should consider themselves extremely lucky.
With all the correct pieces set in place, The Proposition carries on the legacy of the genre successfully and breathes life back into the fading Westerns. The Proposition shatters most expectations, leaving absolutely every aspect of the film respectfully transparent. This is the West and it feels authentic.
44 Inch Chest is no ordinary gangster flick. The film has heart, more than you can shake a ham-sized fist at. Toss in perfect comedic subtly and a hint of metaphysics/psycho-psychology and the film falls right into line with other great British filmmaking.