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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    Spike Lee’s thought provoking yet unbelievably entertaining tale of the racial clashings on one particularly hot summer’s day in Brooklyn is as multifaceted, as honest, as critical and as brilliant a film at exploring its social issues as any film could hope to be. Yet, the biggest accomplishment in this Spike Lee masterwork is that it is both deeply entertaining and challenging and Lee shows such an extraordinary degree of fine craftsmanship in this film that he makes a film…

  • China Girl

    China Girl

    ★★★½

    Abel Ferrara’s China Girl is a highly entertaining, often thrilling re-telling of the classic Romeo and Juliet story (alongside West Side Story) through the lens of the exploitation genre. Transforming the story of young star crossed lovers coming from rivaling families, Ferrara’s film sets the doomed love story amid a waging racial war between the Italian American community and the Asian American community living in Manhattan.

    The love story here works very well here, partly because the two leads Richard…

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  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★½

     September Movie Challenge: #2- Unforgiven (1992)

    "I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all." - William Munny to Ned

    "Unforgiven", to keep it nice and short is an absolute masterpiece.The performances are absolutely fantastic and the star power in the film is almost unparalleled. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackmann and Richard Harris are absolutely amazing in their roles. Eastwood in particular, captures the essence…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★½

    How does Pixar revive itself after the oddity that is Cars? Well, they bring back Brad Bird!

    "Ratatouille" tells the story of a rat named Remy who has the dreams of becoming a cook after he receives inspiration from Gusteau. His hopes and dreams are fulfilled when he makes his way to Gusteau's restaurant where he partners up with the heir to Gusteau's restaurant to cook.

    Simply said, this is one of Pixar's finest. The story is heartwarming, inspirational, memorable,…