CASINO


1995 8/10 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese The opening twenty minutes of a feature film are like the first three chapters of a book in the sense that they either win or lose you depending on its success. Whether it be the D-Day landings in Saving Private Ryan or the naval battle in Master & Commander: The … Continue reading CASINO

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL


2003 10/10 DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski It began life as a ride. It became one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time, propelling its stars into the mainstream, particularly Johnny Depp, who many may not remember, though a house hold name but was still only teetering on stardom. Since then, many have disparaged his … Continue reading PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

RIGHTEOUS KILL


2008 7/10 DIRECTOR: Jon Avnet About half way through this cop thriller, Brian Dennehy, 70, is stood in his office discussing the case with his two detectives, Al Pacin0, 68 and Robert De Nero, 66. He makes a crack about their combined experience being 110 years on the job, a jibe necessary to abate the … Continue reading RIGHTEOUS KILL