February 13, 2006

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and madness and this is certainly epitomized by the protagonist of Mike Leigh’s Naked (1993), a scathing, uncompromising portrait of an angry young man. Does genius preclude or cause madness?... 

Alien vs. Predator

July 28, 2005

It was the franchise slugfest fans thought would never happen except in comic book form. After years and years of failed attempts and false starts, the powers that be finally got it together. Hoping to capitalize on the surprise success of the merging... 

Welcome to the Jungle

June 17, 2004

When a film changes titles from its production, to its release, you don’t think too much about it. Working titles are common, it happens. However, when a film changes title from its American release to its UK release, that’s a bad sign. It means the... 

Black Hawk Down

May 25, 2003

For the sake of uncle Sam, baseball and all things American Daz unfolds his Stars and Stripes flag, cuts himself a large slice of apple pie and settles down with Black Hawk Down. God bless America. With a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (The Rock,... 

Trainspotting: Director’s Cut

February 19, 2003

When Trainspotting was released in 1996, it took the world by storm and caused a sensation not only in its homeland of England, but in the United States as well. Audiences couldn’t get enough of this gritty, funny tale of Scottish heroin addicts. The...