Arguably Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest skill is the way he is able to make us yearn for a place we’ve never even been, such is the transportative nature of his work… Continue reading "Spirited Away (2001)."
Despite it’s unique style and ultimately somewhat dour tone, William Friedkin’s The French Connection was a massive critical and commercial success in 1971, and played its part in ushering in… Continue reading "French Connection II (1975)."
It seemed almost inevitable that Martin Scorsese would one day win an Oscar. This is the man who made Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and many more. He is revered… Continue reading "The Departed (2006)."
Although known for making what may be considered ‘prestige’ films and the promotion of art-house classics, Martin Scorsese has always had a liking for more low-brow genre films, including the film noir ‘B’ pictures… Continue reading "Shutter Island (2010)."