Upon seeing Fritz Lang's DESTINY, Luis Bunuel was quoted as saying that "it opened my eyes to the poetic expressiveness of the cinema. When I saw DESTINY, I suddenly knew that I wanted to make movies."
If nothing else, we can thank Lang for giving us Bunuel's entire career, but more than that, DESTINY is a stunning early masterpiece from an artist who would also give us METROPOLIS, DIE NIBELUNGEN, M, THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE, and THE BIG HEAT.…
In many ways, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper's THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME feels like a dry run for their next film, the legendary KING KONG. The look and feel is the same, largely because KING KONG reused many of the jungle sets for the Skull Island scenes.
Based on Richard Connell's classic story, the film tells the story of a madman who lives on a remote island, and takes shipwrecked castaways to hunt them as the ultimate big…
Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…
Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.