The Films of…

A series about my favourite directors and their filmography. David Fincher David Fincher is a director that I have always admired, even when I didn’t know it was his work!  I say this because Fincher, like some of his contemporaries, honed his talent directing music videos and commercials.  I liked Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and “Vogue” …

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Taxi Driver: Saint or Sinner?

Film: Taxi Driver (1976)  Director: Martin Scorsese  Genre: Crime/Drama/Character Study Starring: Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle Cybill Shepard as Betsy Jodie Foster as Iris Harvey Kietel as Sport "On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody". The Plot Ominous music plays as a car emerges out of …

The Dark Knight : A True Romance?

  Film: The Dark Knight (2008) Director: Christopher Nolan Genre; Superhero/Action/Drama   Starring: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman Heath Ledger as Joker Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox Maggie Gyllenhall as Rachel Dawes The Plot A gang of criminals rob …

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster!

Film: Goodfellas (1990) Director: Martin Scorsese Genre: Crime/Drama Starring: Ray Liotta as Henry Hill Robert De Niro as James "Jimmy the Gent" Conway Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito Lorraine Bracco as Karen Hill The Plot In 1955, Henry Hill, a high school student, becomes enamoured of the criminal life in his neighbourhood, and begins working for …

My Delightful DVD Collection

Does anyone remember the time when there seemed to be a competition between VHS and Beta-max?  That was intense for like a hot minute! Fast forward a few decades and ponder the Blu Ray's endeavoured take over of the DVD.  However, the graceful swiftness of technology has rendered most tangible media obsolete. I absolutely love …