Film Review: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Starring: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards and Gabriele Ferzetti Director: Sergio Leone Synopsis: Hired gun Frank (Fonda) comes face to face with the mysterious Harmonica (Bronson) in an epic western that tells a story of the impact of loss and the search for retribution. Sergio Leone intended to retire from Westerns after the conclusion … Continue reading Film Review: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Film Review: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker and Quentin Tarantino Director: Quentin Tarantino Synopsis: In Tarantino's first feature film, Reservoir Dogs tells the story of a failed diamond heist and the consequences of it. As far as directorial debuts go, if you can find any better than Reservoir Dogs, … Continue reading Film Review: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Film Review: Pan’s Labyrinth (2005)

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo and Doug Jones Director: Guillermo Del Toro Synopsis: Five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Ofelia (Baquero) and her pregnant mother, Carmen (Gil) travel to Francoist Spain to live with Carmen's new husband, the ruthless Captain Vidal (López). After arriving, Ofelia … Continue reading Film Review: Pan’s Labyrinth (2005)

Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Bob Balaban. Director: Steven Spielberg Synopsis: After a brief encounter with a UFO, the life of family man Roy Deary (Dreyfuss) is turned upside down. Close Encounters has been described as Spielberg's passion project, tracing back to him watching meteor showers with his dad as a … Continue reading Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Film Review: Inception (2010)

Starrring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy and Michael Caine Director: Christopher Nolan Synopsis: To ensure he can return home from an exodus over a crime he didn't commit, Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) must plant one more idea into an unknowing target's subconscious. After delivering one of the … Continue reading Film Review: Inception (2010)

Film Review: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, James Marcus, Michael Tarn and Aubrey Morris. Director: Stanley Kubrick Synopsis: A sociopath whose hobbies include "ultra-violence", 'Milk Plus' and "the ol' in-out, in-out" wrecks havoc across a modern London, but when his actions catch up with him, he very quickly learns that it's not as … Continue reading Film Review: A Clockwork Orange (1971)