[Movie Review] Fallen

Starring: Denzel Washington, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman Director: Gregory Hoblit Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1998 There’s nothing like a good supernatural chiller. In fact the last good movie of this ilk that I’d seen was “The First Power” with Lou Diamond Phillips way back in 1990. After watching “Fallen”, it’s still the last good […]

[Movie Review] American Beauty

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula Director: Sam Mendes Genre: Comedy Cert: 18 Released: 1999 Lester Burnham (Spacey) searches for some form of happiness in his life in “American Beauty”. He’s an average, middle-class American who has worked hard in his job for 14 years. The result of […]

[Movie Review] The Green Mile

Starring: Tom Hanks, David Morse, James Cromwell, Michael Clark Duncan Director: Frank Darabont Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1999 It’s been a long time since I’ve put fingers to keys in order to write a movie critique. Casting my eye back over my archives, I think it may have been “Wag the Dog” in the […]

[Movie Review] Mad Dog Time (Trigger Happy – UK)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Lane, Ellen Barkin, Burt Reynolds, Gregory Hines, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane, Billy Drago, Richard Pryor Director: Larry Bishop Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1996 Mickey Holliday (Goldblum) is as cool as you like. He’s quick on the trigger, he’s a hit with the ladies and he’s got […]

[Movie Review] The King of Comedy

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Diahnne Abbott Director: Martin Scorsese Genre: Comedy Cert: 12 Released: 1983 Rupert Pupkin (DeNiro) is a 30-something, aspiring comedian who tries to persuade a famed talk show host, Jerry Langford (Lewis), to take a look at his comedy act, hopeful of getting a spot on his […]

[Movie Review] Gotti

Starring: Armande Assante, William Forsythe, Anthony Quinn, Frank Vincent Director: Robert Harmon Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 1996 I remember a film called “Getting Gotti” with the extremely bad Lorraine Bracco which I’m sure was dire. However, “Gotti” is a lot better. It tells the true story of Mob kingin, John Gotti (Assante) and follows […]

[Movie Review] Eye For An Eye

Starring: Sally Field, Joe Mantegna, Ed Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Beverly D’Angelo, Philip Baker Hall, Keith David Director: John Schlesinger Genre: Thriller Cert: 18 Released: 1996 Director, John Schlesinger, has been very quiet of late. He picked up an oscar for “Midnight Cowboy” (1969, best director) and had several nominations around that time. However, since his […]

[Movie Review] Dead Presidents

Starring: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 1995 Anthony Curtis (Tate) is a nice kid with a bright future. He is certainly the pick of him and his mates, Jose (Rodriguez) and Skip (Tucker), but he shocks his parents when he tells them that he […]