Schindler’s List (1993) – Steven Spielberg

The next title on the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film as I return to the historical section of the book is Spielberg’s heart-wrenching, anguish filled look at the Holocaust through an adaptation of a true story. Over the course of three hours, this black and white film, with only significant and poignant uses…

Hugo (2011) – Martin Scorsese

I know I raved about Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence when I watched it a few weeks ago, but every time I watch this magnificent adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel; a tale of youth, discovery and the love of cinema, I end up citing it as my favourite of his films. Set in Paris, this…

Ender’s Game (2013) – Gavin Hood

No matter what you think of Orson Scott Card’s personal politics, there is no denying that Ender’s Game is a solid, strong and involving novel. It shouldn’t have taken as long as it did for a film adaptation for this one to come along, but it finally did in 2013, and is my next stop…

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Steven Spielberg

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me another Spielberg film to cover that I previously hadn’t for the blog. A.I. This one proved to be a very divisive film for a lot of viewers, originally planned to be a Stanley Kubrick film a lot of film fans believe that Spielberg over-sentimentalizes it and makes it a…

The Jungle Book (2016) – Jon Favreau

  Opening this weekend is Disney’s update of their classic film, which lifts moments and characters from both their original 1967 film, and the source material as penned by Rudyard Kipling. Favreau’s camera moves throughout the jungle, never ceasing for a moment, as we enter a photo-real jungle, filled with the most photo-real computer generated…

Trailer Tracks: Sneakers (1992) – Phil Alden Robinson

Now this is how you put a trailer together, it gives you a taste of the plot, and seriously ups the tension the entire way through its 2 minute run. With a star-fueled cast like this – Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poiter, River Phoenix, Mary McDonnell, Dan Akroyd,┬áDavid Strathairn, and James Earl Jones –…

Tim’s Thirteen of 2013

So ends 2013, just like that! What a year! We have continued to grow and do so much here at The Mind Reels, and we’re hoping for an even bigger year next year! So I decided to throw together a list of the movies I most enjoyed this year, the ones that got to me,…

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Shane Black

Robert Downey Jr returns to the big screen as Tony Stark, a man haunted and troubled by the events that befell the Avengers… Taking over directing duties from Jon Favreau, Shane Black, who seems to have a fascination for setting movies during the Christmas season (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss┬áBang Bang) also wrote the script alongside…

Sneakers (1992)

You tend to forget how awesome this movie is. I have a friend at work who is working his way through the thriller genre on Netflix, and I asked if he’d ever seen Sneakers. He said no, and promptly settled in to watch it, and started raving about it immediately. Which made me think that…