Silverado (1985) – Lawrence Kasdan

Occasionally a film comes along and revitalises the genre. Eastwood would return to the western trough countless times before he revitalised it with his own take on it, Unforgiven, but in the mid-80s, that shake-up was left to Lawrence Kasdan and his brother Mark. Lawrence had his fingers in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and…

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) – Richard Donner

The gang is back together one last time for a less than stellar send off, but still a mostly satisfying conclusion to the Lethal Weapon series. With age creeping up on both Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) they are thrown into a case that is going to push them to their limits. The…

Maverick (1994) – Richard Donner

Apparently, I’m still watching more Richard Donner movies, and this one I haven’t seen in years! Based on the television show from the 60s, Maverick comes to the big screen with Mel Gibson in the titular role, while the series original star, James Garner, co-stars as Marshall Zane Cooper. Jodie Foster rounds out the above…

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) – Richard Donner

Roger Murtaugh’s (Danny Glover) retirement is only ten days away, so you can be assured that he and Riggs (Mel Gibson) are going to find their way into trouble in the third entry in the Lethal Weapon franchise. Reuniting director Richard Donner with all the familiar faces that have populated the universe returning, as well…

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) – Richard Donner

1989. I graduated high school and was living on my own for the first time, and my movie collecting addiction was swinging into full gear and this film, along with Last Crusade and Batman were some of my purchases that year, making me choose for the first time between proper meals or cinematic confection. It…

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Wes Anderson

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Pulp Fiction is a foray into the wonderfully quirky world of Wes Anderson with The Royal Tenenbaums. Now, with Anderson’s films, I’ve noticed you either love them or hate them. This one, alongside Rushmore, are probably my…

ICFF – Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2014

Toronto is a truly fortunate when it comes to the film industry. There are times when it seems you can’t turn around in this city without striding onto a film location, or finding out there is a film festival of some for or another being held. I LOVE IT! Starting today and running through to…

Saw (2004) – James Wan

I’ve never been a fan of the ‘torture porn’ sub-genre of horror cinema, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to try it again when I came to one of the last entries on the 101 Horror Movies list. Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) and Adam (Leigh Whannell) wake up in a rather disgusting room, to…

Lethal Weapon (1987)

I decided to revisit an action classic. (Edit: And again for the !01 Action Movies) Lethal Weapon, after 25 years, is still awesome. Directed by Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie) stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey. It also boasts a script penned by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) who is returning to…

Touch – Preview Episode

  For the third week in a row, eleven-year-old Jake Bohm runs away from school and climbs a cell tower, tripping its alarm at precisely 3:18pm each time.  Called to collect his son once again is single dad and widow, Martin Bohm.  Getting the emotionally-challenged Jake down from the tower is no easy task –…