“The Departed” Review

The Departed (2006)               ‘When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?’ (Frank Costello)  Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller ‘The Departed’, winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture … Continue reading “The Departed” Review

10 Popular Films that are actually Remakes

A number of remakes (new film adaptations) is coming soon or has already hit the screens, including “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017) and “Suspiria” (2018) (still to premiere), and “It” (2017) and “Flatliners” (2017) (already here). Perhaps, it is time to revisit/draw attention to some other in existence. While such remakes as “The Departed” … Continue reading 10 Popular Films that are actually Remakes

Thriller/Crime

Dial M for Murder (1954) – 8/10 Death of a Cyclist (1955) – 7/10 A Kiss Before Dying (1956) – 7/10 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – 7/10 Miller’s Crossing (1990) – 9/10 Frailty (2001) – 7/10 A History of Violence (2005) – 9/10 Déjà-vu (2006) – 7/10 The Departed (2006) – 10/10 Eastern … Continue reading Thriller/Crime

“The Infiltrator” Review

The Infiltrator (2016) The 1980s. A federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) works as an undercover in a notorious drug trafficking ring established by Pablo Escobar. Robert Mazur is now influential and charismatic Bob Musella who operates alongside two other undercover agents: his “fiancée” Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger) and best friend Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo). … Continue reading “The Infiltrator” Review

Directors

Armstrong, Gillian  Little Women (1994) Oscar and Lucinda (1996) Aronofsky, Darren Black Swan (2010) Mother! (2017) Aster, Ari  Hereditary (2018) Midsommar (2019) Burton, Tim  Batman Returns (1992) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Dark Shadows (2012) Cronenberg, David  Dead Ringers (1988) A History of Violence (2005) Eastern Promises (2007) A Dangerous Method (2011) Dolan, Xavier  Laurence Anyways (2012) It’s … Continue reading Directors

“The Conjuring 2” Review

The Conjuring 2 (2016) <<This review may contain implicit spoilers>> 13 November 1974: The killing by Ronald DeFeo Jr. of his family in Amityvile, New York. This is one of the most known investigative cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), a famous couple of paranormal investigators. However, this time the event takes … Continue reading “The Conjuring 2” Review

US Remake of “The Secret in their Eyes”

The Guardian News: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts in first trailer for “Secret in Their Eyes” remake “A star-studded remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller, also starring Nicole Kidman, has Roberts out for revenge against the man who killed her daughter. Given the near universal acclaim that met Juan José Campanella’s 2009 thriller “The Secret in … Continue reading US Remake of “The Secret in their Eyes”

The Academy Awards 2014

Best Picture Winner: 12 Years a Slave Other nominees: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall Street Well, there are hardly any surprises here, with virtually every film commentator predicting ‘12 Years a Slave’’s win. It is easy to see why there was hardly any competition at all … Continue reading The Academy Awards 2014

“The Conjuring” Review

The Conjuring (2013) ‘The Conjuring’ is a new film by James Wan, the director known for ‘Saw’ (2004) and ‘Insidious’ (2010). The film, initially titled ‘The Warren Files’, is based on a real story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple who investigated paranormal activities back in 1970s and 80s. The investigators in the film … Continue reading “The Conjuring” Review

Film Archive

A Age of Innocence, The (1993) Antichrist (2009) All Good Things (2010) Anonymous (2011) Anna Karenina (2012) Antiviral (2012) Arbitrage (2012) Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) Autopsy of Jane Doe, The (2016) Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) B Black Narcissus (1947) Birds, The (1963) Blade Runner (1982) Bounty, The (1984) Betty Blue (1986) Batman … Continue reading Film Archive