A slightly different beast than the book but no less enjoyable. Christian Bale owns this movie with his captivating performance.
(2000) Starring:Guinevere Turner, Chloe Sevigny, Josh Lucas Director:Mary Harron Certificate:
Bret Easton Ellis' disturbing novel is brought to the screen by Mary Harron. In 1987, twentysomething Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) seems to have it all: he is handsome, successful and engaged to the beautiful Evelyn (Reese Witherspoon). However, Patrick is also engaged in an ..read more »
Connery hits his stride in the best Bond movie. Robert Shaw proves to be one of the best villians too. The Orient Express portion of the film is absolutely top-drawer.
From Russia With Love
(1963) Starring:Daniela Bianchi, Sean Connery, Bernard Lee Director:Terence Young Certificate:
Sean Connery returns as Secret Service agent James Bond in the second of the series, once again saving the world from the terrorist threats of the SPECTRE organisation. Bond is sent to Istanbul to steal a Russian coding machine, but comes up against two fearsome opponents also interested in the ..read more »
Scarface(1983) Starring:Al Pacino, Robert Loggia, Michelle Pfeiffer Director:Brian De Palma Certificate:
After years of diplomatic silence between the United States and Cuba, Castro opens the port of Mariel Harbor, Cuba, to thousands emmigrating to the United States in search of the American dream. Shrewdly, Castro also unlocks the overpacked prisons, allowing hordes of criminals to join the refugees. ..read more »
Just edges out Pulp Fiction as Tarantino's best film. But it's very close. A taut movie with great dialogue - two qualities Kill Bill Vol 2 could have done with.
(1991) Starring:Quentin Tarantin, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel Director:Quentin Tarantino Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery organized by ..read more »
Scorsese and DeNiro come together at the height of their powers and leave us with a disturbing and vital masterpiece. American cinema doesn't get much better than this.
(1976) Starring:Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Groundbreaking drama of urban alienation from director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader. Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works as a New York City taxi driver, and is consumed with disgust by the 'filth' which surrounds him. His explosive, psychotic loathing eventually drives ..read more »
Voight is brilliant and this may be Hoffman's finest hour. Cracking soundtrack too.
(1969) Starring:Bob, Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman Director:John Schlesinger Certificate:
Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning drama based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy. Texan dishwasher Joe Buck (Voight) dreams of making it big in New York. Convinced that he can make his fortune providing sexual favours for wealthy women, he makes the move to the ..read more »
An efficient an exercise in scaring the hell out of you as you will ever find. The sequels and remake are not fit to lace its boots.
(1978) Starring:Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles Director:John Carpenter Certificate:
John Carpenter's highly influential modern horror/suspense film set the trend for two decades of re-makes and sequels. Six-year-old Michael Myers is confined to an insane asylum after stabbing his sexually active teenage sister to death on Halloween night 1963. Exactly fifteen years later Michael ..read more »
The second best action movie ever made. Make sure you see the darker, extended cut.
(1987) Starring:Mel Gibson, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover Director:Richard Donner Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is a family man cop who is about to turn fifty. Cautious by nature, he is less than happy to be paired with Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) when he is assigned to investigate Californian drug baron 'The General' (Mitchell Ryan). Following the death of his wife, Riggs has ..read more »
Funny, brilliantly acted, mid-life crisis road movie which leaves you feeling good - don't worry though it's not mawkish
Sideways(2005) Starring:Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen Director:Alexander Payne Certificate:
Comedy drama which follows Miles (Paul Giamatti), an unsuccessful novelist, and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), an equally unsuccessful actor who is about to get married. They decide to take a trip to California in an attempt to sow their wild oats. There they explore the nature of their failures and ..read more »