RSS feed for Alexander

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • The Thing

    The Thing


    Originally a short story entitled Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr., The Thing is a remake of a 1951 science fiction film The Thing From Another Planet by Howard Hawkes and Christian Nyby. Playing more closely to the story Hawkes and Nyby adapted, John Carpenter weaves a beautiful tapestry of twisted design between a veil of claustrophobia as each member of the research team becomes more and more paranoid over who is who. As the creature makes itself…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire


    Lynch's most recent, enigmatic movie tells a touchingly powerful story and is one of his best work to date. He uses characters, settings, dialog and sounds like a graffiti artist uses coke cans to create art on a street mural. You have to step back from the movie and see its parts as a mosaic of a bigger picture to "get" this movie. The main story isn't hidden.

    A woman commits adultery, becomes pregnant and is found out because, unknown…

Popular reviews

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver


    Moody and near sheer flawless depiction of an isolated, aloof former war veteran, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), who spends his nights in New York driving a taxi cab, sees the endless amount of low-lives (prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers, etc.), and slowly becomes determined to make his presence felt throughout the city.

    Furthermore, what makes this movie leave such an unforgettable impact on the viewer is how director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader set-up the jungle-like atmosphere.
    Paul Schrader's…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" is one of the few films that I would call mesmerising. The acting by all the leads is brilliant. Peter O'Tool is just superb as Lawrence. Alec Guinness as Prince Faisal was one of the more strange acting choices (he plays an Arab), but Guinness is very good, Omar Sharif as Sheriff Ali are the standouts of the supporting cast, and Anthonys Quinn and Quayle are just as good.

    This movie works on so many…