If the devil existed here on Earth, what exactly would he do and how would he set about doing it? That is the central theme of Taylor Hackford’s 1997 thriller The Devil’s Advocate, which has kind of fallen off the radar in the years since its release for reason’s that are understandable . . .
Back in 1991, director John Singleton single-handedly changed the face of cinema.
Not only did his sociopolitical drama Boyz n the Hood earn the 23-year-old the accolade of becoming both the first African-American and youngest person to receive a Best Director […]
Flatliners could have been so much more. In fact, in the hands of someone like an early David Cronenberg, it may have been a veritable masterpiece.
The movie’s concept is quite brilliant: four medical students set up an experimentation lab after hours and induce death with the aim of gaining some kind of grasp on the nature of the afterlife […]
In many ways Fargo is the star of Fargo. So detached from the savagery of modern life are its people that their salt-of-the-earth simplicity comes across as quite bizarre, and when contrasted with the stark and often brutal violence […]
When it comes to plot lines, you would be hard pressed to find one as improbable as that featured in Soldier Boyz.
Not only are the film’s events about as detached from reality as The Naked Gun, its characters are just as trite and predictable, so hammy that you sometimes forget this is an action movie and not a straight-up spoof […]
As a movie, The Dead Zone is not without its flaws, but it proves extremely relevant in regards to today’s political climate. Although not as high profile as many other Stephen King adaptions […]
Almost thirty years have passed since the release of John Singleton’s controversial drama, and the movie has lost none of its power. In fact, it is hard to imagine a film of its nature existing in today’s censored climate […]
The opening scene of Sexy Beast is one of great comical foreboding. Retired safe-cracker Gal, played with subtle potency by the wonderful Ray Winstone, is your typical Brit abroad, a red lobster baking in the Spanish heat and loving every minute of it. His dysfunctional family consists of […]
White Men Can’t Jump is a movie which transcends its ethnic pretensions by making them key to its sense of comedy. Its racial narrative, although seemingly at the forefront, is very much peripheral to the story, and is used largely as a bonding device between cultures who are deemed incompatible by society […]
The mark of a good sequel is that it offers elements which are new and rewarding.
The first Karate Kid movie was one of the surprise hits of 1985, and one that famous critic Roger Ebert correctly predicted would earn itself a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 56th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, much to the mocking delight of fellow reviewer and long-time competitor Gene Siskel […]