[Movie Review] The Bank

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham, Sibylla Budd Director: Robert Connolly Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 2001 After seeing “The Bank” back in 2002 I thought the recent travails of the financial sector was an ideal time to revisit a movie that puts moral considerations head-to-head with financial ones. Jim Doyle (David Wenham) is a top […]

[Movie Review] 29th Street

Starring: Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia, Lainie Kazan Director: George Gallo Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1991 “29th Street” is the semi-autobiographical account of the life of Frank Pesce (who stars in the role of his own brother in the movie), a directionless, young Italian-American who hits it lucky when he is entered in the first […]

[Movie Review] Brilliant Lies

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carides, Zoe Carides, Catherine Wilkin, Neil Melville Director: Richard Franklin Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1996 Suzy Connor (Gia Carides) is accusing her boss Gary Fitzgerald (LaPaglia) of sexual harrasment. Although Gary has had a few indiscretions in the past, he flatly denies the claims and is backed up by his […]

[Movie Review] Summer of Sam

Starring: John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody, Anthony LaPaglia Director: Spike Lee Genre: Drama Cert: 18 Released: 1999 In the 1970s, New York was shaken by what was known as the “Son of Sam” murders. A satanical serial killer, called David Berkowitz, murdered late-night lovers parked in lay-bys and threw the whole city […]