Lord of War

It’s hard to say that I liked or enjoyed Lord of War because, at the end of the day, it’s one of the most realistic and poignant examinations of violence and indifference that I’ve ever seen. That said, it is a fantastic film. Nicholas Cage delivers one of his best performances, accompanied by an incredible effort…

A History of Violence

Absolute garbage script… Horrendous acting… Corny, laughable action sequences… Annoying, tone-deaf orchestral score… But the worst crime of all is how brutally boring this film manages to be. Literal trash.

Memories of Murder

I had read numerous glowing reviews of this film on several different sites, and thus I was eager to finally get around to watching it. Having finished it, I can honestly say that I don’t understand those positive reviews. From the very beginning, the tone is completely off. Women are being brutally raped and murdered, and…

Layer Cake

This film started off well but, once the layers began piling up, it quickly became a convoluted and contrived mess. The plot here is obviously so thin that the non-linearity of it is forced rather than organic. It is not particularly difficult to follow so much as needlessly obtuse. The twists are neither surprising nor exciting,…

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the Sith is, what I consider to be, the least bad of the prequel films. The lesser of three evils, if you will. My opinion is probably based on the fact that I enjoy dark, adult-themed movies. Revenge of the Sith is definitely a step in that direction, although it does feel extremely contrived at times….