L.A. Confidential (1997) – Curtis Hanson

Before we dive in to this one, I want to admit that yes, this one is sullied now because of Kevin Spacey, it doesn’t however change the fact that this is a fantastic film. Chinatown is the next big recommendation from DK Canada’s The Movie Book, but as I’ve covered it previously I jumped right…

Se7en (1995) – David Fincher

The final big title in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book in the Thriller section is The Silence of the Lambs. It should not be a surprise that I have covered that one before, as well as most of the recommendations, except for this one, David Fincher’s noir-esque thriller, Se7en. Starring Brad…

American Beauty (1999) – Sam Mendes

  The next title up in the Drama genre for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is the Academy Award Winning American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes. The film went home with a Best Actor for Kevin Spacey, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. Spacey plays Lester…

Superman Returns (2006) – Bryan Singer

  It’s back to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book (I realize this one is starting to overshadow the Great Movie – 100 Years of Film book, but I’m really enjoying it, especially when I can chain-watch a series of films one after the other). This time, I have a look at Bryan Singer’s 2006 update of…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2013

The 4th annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference got underway yesterday at Ryerson and was a fantastic experience for Sue and myself. Featuring a who’s who of film and television writing, the weekend covers almost every conceivable angle of the screenwriting process, from series pitch,to punching up dialogue to sharing in the process. At the center of…