Russell Crowe

The Mummy

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Among the Universal Monsters, the Mummy somehow seems like the least likely candidate you’d think of in terms of popularity. And yet, it is the creature the studio turns to every time the time comes for them to dip their fingers into their legendary [...]

A Winter’s Tale

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

With atmospheric images and intriguing characters, the trailer for "A Winter's Tale" caught my attention when the film first made it to theaters, and now Warner Home Video is making a Blu-Ray version available, giving me every reason to [...]

The Insider

February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Among the films of Michael Mann, "The Insider" is, perhaps, one of those that is most easily overlooked, despite the fact that it is actually one of his best in many ways. It is a powerful drama exploring the struggle of two men as they fight a [...]


September 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Hotly anticipated, the Blu-Ray version of "Gladiator" was controversial weeks before its actual release already. Let me tell you right off the bat however, that all the hoohah about the supposed poor quality of the release is vastly exaggerated [...]

L. A. Confidential

September 30, 2008 // 0 Comments

"L. A. Confidential" was clearly one of the best films of 1997, and it garnered an impressive number of Academy Award nominations. In a hopeless face-off against the behemoth "Titanic", it even succeeded in winning two of the awards, [...]

3:10 to Yuma

January 11, 2008 // 0 Comments

The Western is one of the few distinctly American film genres. Although it has been adopted and enhanced significantly by international filmmakers, its roots lie deeply within American history and culture, often used as allegory for American beliefs and [...]

A Beautiful Mind

August 9, 2002 // 0 Comments

Ron Howard gets no respect. There, I’ve said it. A perpetual whipping-boy among snobby film critics, Howard is often taken to task for being a "studio man," the kiss of death for those expecting every great film director to be an auteur. Well [...]


November 16, 2000 // 0 Comments

Clearly one of the best movies of the year, Ridley Scott’s "Gladiator" is a cinematic masterpiece the like you don’t get to see all too often any more these days. Shot in the epic tradition of monumental films of the 50s, [...]

The Insider

April 24, 2000 // 0 Comments

Michael Mann’s ’The Insider’ is a powerful drama which explores the struggle of two men fighting a corporate giant. Mann abandons his trademark action sequences and gives the film its own unique style. Russell Crowe plays Dr. Jeffery Wigand, a [...]