Posts Tagged ‘murder’
Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
Brian De Palma is the last person you'd expect to attempt artful zaniness, so there's clearly some fascination to be found even in a failure such as this.
For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.
The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn't need, "HTTM 2" proves some bottles aren't built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning.
"Tak3n" picks up where the series disappointingly left off — Liam Neeson as more badass than dadass — but at least the actor makes a go at his character again.
More like a journey than just a joy-buzzer jolt of action, "Léon" is the movie people mean whey they rave about "The Professional."
A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In anticipation of the 2014 remake, I take a look back at the hidden slasher gem entitled "The Town That Dreaded Sundown."
“Kill Your Darlings” is a beautiful and enthralling tale about love, friendship, murder and having the courage to be true to yourself.
With unexpected humanism and a dynamic Al Pacino performance, "Carlito's Way" remains the best film of Brian De Palma's compelling, often confounding, career.
"Two Men in Manhattan" is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization.
This, the fourth and final piece of the "West Memphis Three" puzzle, is as inspirational as it is devastating.
Those who remember this 1993 comedy quote the loud, Scottish-accented putdowns. But they're remiss in forgetting the rest of this early gem from Mike Myers.
Joss Whedon tackles iambic pentameter served under the guise of modern day aesthetics in "Much Ado About Nothing."