Taxi Driver: Collector’s Edition

August 15, 2007

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) captures the sense of disillusionment that people felt towards the Vietnam War, racial hatred, and dishonest politicians like Richard Nixon in the 1970’s. His film is an emblematic document of its time and... 

Inside Man

August 11, 2006

Spike Lee is the last filmmaker you’d imagine making a slick heist film for a major studio and yet that is exactly what he’s done with Inside Man (2006), a cleverly staged and executed thriller. What’s even more incredible is that this intricately... 


March 4, 2006

Flightplan (2005) came out around the same time as another on-the-plane thriller, Red Eye (2005) which boasted hot, up-and-coming actors Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy and directed by Wes Craven. Flightplan’s big draw is Jodie Foster. Both films... 

A Very Long Engagement

January 19, 2006

After the phenomenal success of Amélie (2001), Jean-Pierre Jeunet could have played it safe. Instead, he parlayed that success into an ambitious romantic tale set against the backdrop of World War I. A Very Long Engagement (2004) reunites Jeunet with... 

Panic Room

July 7, 2003

Locked in a hi-tech, reinforced steel room cowering from the intruders in her house, Meg Altman must protect her daughter and get the violent intruders out any way she can. Sounds like she’s had a run-in with suspicious Daz, but instead it’s...