“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure,” said Eric Liddell to his pious sister. Of God and men, of faith and patriotism, for serving God […]
“Charlie Babbitt made a joke,” said Raymond, without expression, to Charlie Babbitt. Back to the days when Tom Cruise hasn’t been that top-billed “film star”, he was once an actor when portraying Charlie Babbitt, a selfish chap who, upon learning […]
“My name is Dances with Wolves. I have nothing to say to you. You are not worth talking to,” said John Dunbar. By today’s standard, Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves would’ve been received differently, possibly with praise over the film’s […]
“I’ve killed women and children. I’ve killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another,” said William Munny explaining who he was. Clint Eastwood dedicated his final Western film as a director and an actor, Unforgiven, […]
“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t,” said Oskar Schindler. Based on a real story about Oskar Schindler – a German businessman who saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied German during the World War II, […]
“Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again,” said Count Almásy. In the 69th Academy Awards, Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient garnered 12 nominations and won 9 of them including Best Picture and […]
“C’mon, Babe, why don’t we paint the town… and all that Jazz!” Velma Kelly sings on the stage. In the 75th Academy Awards, Rob Marshall’s Chicago triumphed over with six winnings, including Best Picture, overpowering strong contenders like The Pianist, […]
After failing to complete Blind Spot Series 2015 and missing the whole challenge in 2016, Sinekdoks returns for Blind Spot Series 2017 hosted by Ryan McNeill of The Matinee. The idea is: picking 12 films to watch; one film each […]
“They just fuck you and they fuck you and they fuck you, and then just when you think it’s all over, that’s when the real fucking starts!” said Conrad to his brother. Speaking of The Game, we might as well […]
“Getting the money’s not the problem, Harry,” said Marion. Darren Aronofsky is always at his best take when acknowledging his characters as some neurotic, troubled human being with certain kinds of paranoia and dilemma. At least that works with his […]
“I had no regrets until I met you. Now my regrets could kill me!” said Lai Yiu-fai to Ho Po-wing. Before making In the Mood for Love, which I love most, Wong Kar-wai made another bleak romance story in Happy […]
“I’m born ready!” said Dirk Diggler. Paul Thomas Anderson crafted a spectacular film about pornography industry in Boogie Nights that makes his groundbreaking era in modern cinema. This is a prototype of all his following works—strong in themes and narratives […]
“You know, am I me? Is Malkovich Malkovich?” asked Craig Schwartz. Director Spike Jonze teamed up for the first time with brilliant writer, Charlie Kaufman, to finally present one of the most inventive identity drama in Being John Malkovich.
Martin Scorsese was in his finest year—crafting the finest satire to humanity through a story full of bizarre maze written by Paul Schrader and highlighting Robert de Niro’s multifaceted performance with touches of violence
Days of Heaven is a majestic beauty composed by juxtaposing magic-hour visual beauty and complicated love-triangle plot. Although, it triggered Terrence Malick’s 20-year hiatus, it’s worth it to save the maestro’s elusive touch.