RSS feed for onthewall2983

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • David Gilmour: In Concert

    David Gilmour: In Concert


    Having proved that his band could move on without the creative driving force Roger Waters was on record, in the charts and in stadiums across the globe, David Gilmour called it a day. The golden opportunities to continue to cash in were less seductive than they might have been, plus the new opportunity to start a family understandably became his primary focus for the rest of the 90's leading into the new millenium.

    It's those two events in his life…

  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

    Foo Fighters: Back and Forth


    I'm not a huge fan but David Letterman is. Perhaps the biggest, really. Big enough to have them on to help him sign off from his 30-plus year gig as being one of America's court jesters. Furthermore than that I've read up on how good they are to their audience. This documentary showed me a glimpse of the depth of Dave Grohl's commitment and passion to what he does.

Popular reviews

  • Collateral



    One element I haven't seen much in the praise of this film is actually how funny it is. There is a subtle but direct layer of levity, which is mostly used to ease the very palpable tension. I saw it twice in theaters and both times one particular line got a hearty response from the audience. Nearly all of it surrounds the chemistry of it's two leads, and the individual choices they made regarding their characters.

    Tom Cruise (in arguably…

  • Thief



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

    There's a ruthlessness to James Caan's performance as Frank that cuts through like one of his tools of the safe-cracking trade. It's 100% pure alpha-male bravado, that can be quickly brought down to earth. Whether it's by his best friend or his wife, there is as equally no fear to the emotion he brings. That's one thing (of many) about Michael Mann's work that is so engaging, is how he shows his protagonists (as well as his antagonists, too) balancing…