100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 1

"They don't make 'em like they used to," people often decry, citing the lack of ideas in modern movie making. And that's a fair criticism of some circles (see the ouroboros of the Hollywood machine, where big bucks outclass big ideas too often). But there's plenty in modern cinema worth celebrating. Here then, are 100 … Continue reading 100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 1

Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

***originally written 3 June 2010*** "You explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this."     So says Nicolas Cage whilst portraying Charlie Kaufman in Spike Jonze's exceptional film Adaptation from 2002. The remark is part of … Continue reading Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans