True Romance (1993) – Tony Scott

DK Books’ brings me a 90s classic that is on the What Else to Watch list following The Movie Book’s recommendation of Bonnie & Clyde. Directed by Tony Scott, featuring his flashy, gaudy style, and a script by Quentin Tarantino that is rife with his pop culture references and sharp dialogue, True Romance is a…

Unforgiven (1992) – Clint Eastwood

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Wild Bunch, is my all-time favourite western, Eastwood’s multi-Oscar winning film (Best Director, Best Picture, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actor for Gene Hackman). An ageing gunfighter, William Munny (Eastwood) wants to tend to his tiny parcel…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990) – Hollow Pursuits, and The Most Toys

Captain’s log: stardate 43801.4 First airing on 30 April, 1990, this episode, written by Sally Caves introduced fan favourite Reginald Barclay (Dwight Schultz) to the Trek Universe. Barclay is smart, but shy, suffers from some anxieties, and releases them through escapes to the holodeck. In fact, he slips away every chance he gets, as, within…

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)

Yup, back to Paradise Massachusetts (still lovely Nova Scotia) again. Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is back for more in the 7th telefilm based on the book series. This installment picks up three weeks after No Remorse. The town council has granted Stone early retirement, and because of the way they handled the…

Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)

It’s time to head back to Paradise Massachusetts (read as Nova Scotia) again. Picking up shortly after the last film ended, Robert B Parker’s creation Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is still on the outs with the town council, and suspended from his position as Chief. In fact, the force is down to two members for…

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Back to Paradise I go, to visit with Tom Selleck as Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone in another mystery. This time, Jesse, under the advice of Dr. Dix (William Devane), Jesse tries to find something that will keep him busy, to be important to him, to stave off his alcoholism. He has Rose (Kathy Baker),…

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

“I’m the police chief, I know everything.” After discovering the character of Jesse Stone in Stone Cold, portrayed in this series of films by the always awesome Tom Selleck, I knew I would be back for more. So I settled in for the second installment of these TV movies, Night Passage. This film is a prequel…