Anthony Hopkins

The Rite

May 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Every couple of years a film about exorcism appears that tries to fill a gap that has been created by the massive boots that William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" has left for filmmakers to fill since 1973. Just like no one really tackles shark [...]

The Wolfman

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

A renaissance of gothic-themed movies is currently underway it seems, with the recently released "Sherlock Holmes" and Universal's remake of "The Wolfman" probably being the biggest contenders thrown in the ring. Since gothic [...]

The Silence Of The Lambs

March 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Based on the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, "The Silence of the Lambs" took home five Oscars (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Writing for a Screenplay Based on Another Medium) in 1992. What made this movie [...]

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

October 3, 2008 // 0 Comments

Over ninety years after his first appearance on film, the Tramp is still one of the best known characters of movie history, making Charlie Chaplin one of the best known men on earth. But who was he really? Who was the man behind the timeless success of [...]


August 13, 2008 // 0 Comments

Oliver Stone has a hand for making political history popular despite the fact that his films are typically shrouded in controversy and questioned on their accuracy. Regardless of what really happened, "JFK," for example, is certainly the most [...]

Beowulf: Director's Cut

March 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

All right, kids. This ain't your grandpa's "Beowulf." Most everyone is familiar with the epic, Old English poem, if for no other reason than that it was required reading in their high school English class. While the poem has become [...]

Beowulf: Director's Cut

March 4, 2008 // 0 Comments

Robert Zemeckis was the driving force behind "The Polar Express, " in which he explored new grounds in computer animation. Unlike the Pixar approach in which everything is created from scratch, essentially, by the skills of modelers, texture [...]

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Collector’s Edition

September 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

As faithful readers of this site probably know by now, "Bram Stoker's Dracula" is one of my favorite film, and one I enjoy revisiting over and over again. I do not consider it a guilty pleasure, but enjoyment of a piece of art. Some critics [...]

Alexander: Revisited :The Final Cut

February 21, 2007 // 0 Comments

"Alexander" is one of those film people either love or hate and even the previously released Director's Cut didn't change much there. Now director Oliver Stone has prepared an entirely new cut of the film adding over 45 minutes of [...]

The Looking Glass War

November 12, 2003 // 0 Comments

A spy thriller based on John Le Carré’s best-selling book, ’The Looking Glass War’ is a great cold-war spy movie that truly makes you think. Consistently the movie asks the question whether a ’mission’ should be worth the life of a human [...]
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