The Last of the Finest

September 15, 2011

The Last of the Finest (1990) is one of those films that you end up discovering on television late at night when there’s nothing else on and you can’t sleep. It has the feel of a generic cop show, something Michael Mann might’ve knocked off in his... 

Every Day

March 11, 2011

The 1980’s were quite possibly the last decade that Hollywood produced decent character-driven dramas for adults. In the 1990’s, visual spectacles based on comic books, television shows, and so on that were enhanced by special effects became the norm.... 


December 18, 2007

The best thing Pixar has done in recent years is brought Brad Bird into the fold. The Iron Giant (1999) filmmaker has helped continue the animation studio’s winning streak with The Incredibles (2004) and, most recently, Ratatouille (2007). Their merger... 

Assault on Precinct 13

November 23, 2005

Assault on Precinct 13 (2004) is a remake of John Carpenter’s no frills cult classic (which was a remake of Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo) but with a name cast and a CGI facelift. The results are a mixed bag. While competently filmed and ably acted by the...