Category: MUST-SEES

Vertigo [1958] ★★★★

One of the most interesting things about this movie is the fact that it was a flop at the time of its release. Hitchcock instantly blamed James Stewart, saying he was “too old to attract audiences anymore”. The two never worked together again, eventhough Stewart was the original […]

The Best Movies of the Year [2010]

Because people love lists, I’ve managed to put together a list of  the 10 best movies I’ve seen this year (taking in consideration that I have yet to see “True Grit”, “Black Swan” and other golden globe nominees).  Happy new year everyone! 10-The Kids Are All Right This small independent movie turned […]

12 Angry Men [1957] ★★★★

Completely absorbing movie starring Henry Fonda as a juror who is convinced that a boy who is accused of murdering his father is completely innocent. But how will he  convince the rest of the jury, when they have no doubt in mind  that the defendant is guilty of all charges? […]

Shadow Of The Vampire [2000]

Amusing and creepy fiction about the making of F.W Murnau’s classic movie “Nosferatu”. John Malkovich is terrific as the German filmmaker who has to deal with a very difficult lead actor (Willem Dafoe in a chilling performance) who seems to be taking his role much too seriously. The […]

V For Vendetta [2006]

I’m not a fan of  “The Matrix” trilogy or most of the Washowski brothers movies. But they really outdid themselves in “V For Vendetta”. In fact, I don’t think they’ll ever make a movie as fresh and beautiful as this one. Hugo Weaving (who else?) is terrific as the […]

The Hurricane [1999]

Exceptional movie follows the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (Denzel Washington in one of the best performances of his career), a proud, talented prizefighter unjustly convicted of a brutal crime he obviously didn’t commit. Locked away for almost 20 years, his once forgotten case surprisingly reemerges when a […]

The Departed [2006] ★★★★

Martin Scorsesse has been terrific over the years. With movies like “Raging Bull”, “Goodfellas”, “Gangs Of New York”, and even the underrated “King Of Comedy” on his résumé, the man can be proud. “The Departed” won him his first oscar as a director, and let me just say: it was […]

The Phantom Of The Opera [1925]

Fascinating silent film starring Lon Chaney in the title role as the tragic disfigured Erik who haunts the corridors and the cellars of the Paris opera house. He secretly befriends and coaches  a beautiful young woman named Christine, and drives the leading lady in the play to flee […]