Wall Street: 20th Anniversary Edition

September 14, 2007

When Oliver Stone made Wall Street (1987), he was riding high from the commercial and critical success of Platoon (1986). His father, Lou Stone, had been a stockbroker on Wall Street in New York City and this film was a son’s way of paying tribute to... 

Silver City

July 1, 2005

John Sayles is one of America’s rare political filmmakers, from the corruption in professional baseball with Eight Men Out (1988) to environmental concerns with Sunshine State (2002). Like, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, Sayles released his movie,... 

Kill Bill, Volume 2

November 27, 2004

Quentin Tarantino concludes his epic ode to exploitation films with Kill Bill, Volume 2 (2004) and shifts gears visually and thematically. If Volume 1 was a homage to Asian cinema—specifically, martial arts and samurai films—then Volume 2 pays tribute... 

Kill Bill volume 1

October 21, 2002

If Jackie Brown (1997) was Quentin Tarantino’s affectionate homage to ’70s Blaxploitation films, then Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003) is his unabashed love letter to martial arts and Yakuza films from the same decade. The opening credits that feature... 

Kill Bill: Volume 1

December 7, 2001

It’s been a long time coming (six years to be exact) but celebrated auteur of all things pop culture Quentin Tarantino is back with this dazzling first part of a revenge tale that blends together nearly every genre he’s waxed lyrical about...