GOOD TIME (2017)

Best Thing To Come Out of Queens since Illmatic; Pulse-pounding Entertainment Scorsese’s After Hours meets Pacino’s Dog Day Afternoon on Acid Good Time is directed by the Safdie brothers; they had previously made Daddy Long Legs and Heaven Knows What both of which I had not seen, nonetheless I was super excited for this film….

Caché (2005)

Caché is a film about an upper-class Parisian family whose lives change dramatically when they start receiving a series of mysterious tapes at their front door. The recipients of these tapes are Georges and Anne, a married couple, but these tapes are targeted specifically towards Georges who is a famous TV personality and has a…

In the Mood for Love (2000)

“It is a restless moment. She has kept her head lowered… to give him a chance to come closer. But he could not, for lack of courage. She turns and walks away.” In the Mood for Love is a Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai and it stars Maggie Cheung (Mrs. Chan) and Tony…

HOOP DREAMS (1994)

Hoop Dreams follows the lives of two inner-city Chicago kids, Arthur Green and William Gates, from the start of their high school career to their first year of college as they pursue their dream of making it in the NBA. I’ve known about this movie for a while because of Roger Ebert’s high praise by naming…

NAKED (1993)

Naked is a 1993 British film by director Mike Leigh; the film follows our main character Johnny as he wanders about the streets of London and intellectually torments every character he comes across. He has no home as far as we can tell and we are introduced to this mysterious character in Manchester at his absolute worst. The…

Jackie Brown (1997)

Tarantino’s most underrated flick might also be his best and most complete film from all his filmography. It is his most arresting feature because the plot, while being more traditional than his other films, depends solely on the intriguing characters. The same could be said about the characters in Pulp Fiction, but since all of…

VERTIGO (1958)

Vertigo: a feeling of dizziness, a swimming in the head/ figuratively a state in which all things seem to be engulfed in a whirlpool of terror. Vertigo is often considered one of the best films if not the best film by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. My expectations coming into this film were massive having seen Psycho and Rear Window. They are…

SIDEWAYS (2004)

Sideways is directed by Alexander Payne and it tells the story of two old friends embarking on a week long journey to Santa Barbara County in California. Miles (Paul Giamatti) is a divorced English teacher who is struggling to get his book published and he is a borderline alcoholic and socially awkward. He takes his soon to be…

CHILDREN OF MEN (2006)

Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 classic opens with people standing in a cafe watching a live broadcast about the recent death of Diego Ricardo who was the youngest person on earth. That’s right, the year is 2027 and there have not been any babies conceived in the past 18 years and the cause for infertility is unclear and…