Anatomy – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror (2018) – Day 4

This 2000 German release is about a medical student (Franka Potente) that gets awarded a place a prestigious med school only to uncover a secret society which is involved in questionable medical practices. Ok thriller with not many thrills. It shares many of the same themes as the 1996 film Extreme Measures starring Gene Hackman …

Anatomy – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror (2018) – Day 4 Read More »

5 Faves: Films of 2000

1. Almost Famous 2. Remember The Titans 3. Memento 4. State And Main 5. Cell, The Just Missed The Cut: Best In Show; The Contender; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Princess And The Warrior; Snatch Need To See: Amores Perros; Anatomy; Requiem Of A Dream; Tigerland; Wonderland Comedy Hi-Lites: High Fidelity; Me, Myself & Irene; …

5 Faves: Films of 2000 Read More »

Final Destination – Quickie Review

The one that launched a franchise. Co-written and directed by X-Files vets, James Wong and Glen Morgan based on a discarded idea from the show. Inventive death sequences, the bus scene at the end always makes me jump. Strong, likable ensemble. The first and still easily the best of the crop. Filmed partially in my …

Final Destination – Quickie Review Read More »

Cell, The – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 26 / Film #2

Visually stunning and darkly disturbing at times. The ending is exceptionally thrilling with three stories of crisis happening simultaneously and expertly edited together. Vincent D’Onofrio gives a towering performance as the troubled serial killer and his terrifying inner self. Definitely not for everyone, but I love it.

Remember The Titans – Quickie Review

My all-time favourite football film. Terrific and inspiring performance by Washington with a strong supporting ensemble. I’ve seen this a countless number of times. A little of the impact is lost when you read up on the true story and see the differences from the story presented in the movie. Still a goose-bumping movie experience.

State And Main – Quickie Review

I love movies about making movies. Throw that together with a Mamet script and you’ve got perfection. A magneficent satire chock-full of dry, dry humour and quick one-liners. This has a dream cast with the trio of William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman shining the brightest.