“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 and breaking stereotypes, Hugh Hudson’s Chariots of Fire wraps them all in a biopic about […]
“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 about his estranged father’s death, finds out that he has a long-lost brother. Thing is, […]
“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, to the sub-genre that has made great name out of him. More, he specifically dedicated […]
“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 Best Director, hence this post. Minghella’s tour de force practically owns it all and is […]
“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, Gangs of New York, and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Chicago becomes the […]
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 month for the course of a year. However, it is not merely a shame-list or to-watch […]
“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 speak about how it becomes David Fincher’s less-remembered work. People remember the twist, but barely […]
“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.