GOODFELLAS (1990)

Release Date: 21/09/1990 Cast: Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Nicholas Pileggi (Book and Screenplay), Martin Scorsese (Screenplay) Goodfellas has more beauty and entertainment in individual scenes than most movies have in their entire runtime Nicholas Pileggi wrote the book “Wiseguy” which documented 3 decades of…

MALCOLM X (1992)

Release Date: 18/11/1992 Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al. Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee Director: Spike Lee Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. — Malcolm X The first time we see Malcolm X (Denzel Washington), he…

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013)

Release Date: 08/11/2013 Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Brad Pitt Director: Steve McQueen “I will apologize for my appearance But I have had a difficult time this past several years”  —Solomon Northup Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free man in New York. He owned his…

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Release Date: 15/12/1993 Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Director: Steven Spielberg The list is an absolute good The list is life                                                        …

CONSPIRACY (2001)

Release Date: 19/05/2001 Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, David Threlfall Director: Frank Pierson Writer: Loring Mandel Harrowing, intriguing and mesmerizing depiction of the meeting that kick-started the holocaust Adolph Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939 starting World War II. By the winter of 1942, his armies were freezing and starving in the snows…

LOKMANYA: EK YUGPURUSH (2015)

Release Date: 02/01/2015 Cast: Subodh Bhave, Chinmay Mandlekar, Priya Bapat, Sameer Vidwans Director: Om Raut Inspiring and affecting!… Om Raut’s film introduces us to one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time Lokmanya: Ek Yugpurursh is one of those unique experiences where you completely forget that the film is laced with poor Computer Generated Imagery…

THE ADMIRAL : ROARING CURRENTS (2014)

Release Date: 30/07/2014 Original Title: Myeong-ryang Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Cho Jin-Woong, Kim Myung-gon, Jin Goo, Lee Jung-Hyun, Kwon Yul Directed By: Kim Han-Min “The Battle of Myeongnyang comes breathtakingly to life in this exceptionally well made film” On October 26, 1597, the Korean Joseon kingdom’s navy, led by Admiral Yi Sun-sin, fought the Japanese navy in…

THE SPY (2019)

Release Date: 06/09/2019 Cast: Sasha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Noah Emmerich, Alexander Siddig, Nassim Lyes. Directed By: Gideon Raff Sasha Baron Cohen’s stellar act and stunning source material makes “The Spy” unmissable Eli Cohen was a Jew born in Egypt who migrated to Israel only a few years before he was recruited by the MOSSAD to…

THE LOST CITY OF Z (2017)

Release Date: 21/04/2017 Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley, Angus Macfadyen Director: James Gray Percy Fawcett’s story comes breathtakingly to life with James Gray’s art and David Grann’s facts… Percy Harrison Fawcett was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Fawcett disappeared in 1925 along…

PATTON (1970)

Release Date: 02/04/1970 Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young Director: Franklin J. Schaffner One of the greatest war films of all time with a stellar performance from George C. Scott There is something about the old Hollywood war films that not even Hollywood can re-create today. It was an amalgamation of the performances,…

THE IRISHMAN (2019)

Release Date: 26/11/2019 Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci Director: Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese can be attributed with making three of the greatest gangster films of all time (Mean Street, Goodfellas, and Casino) and it’s not a surprise that he would be the one to tell us the story of James Riddle Hoffa…

FORD V FERRARI (2019)

Release Date: 15/11/2019 Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Tracy Letts, John Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Josh Lucas Director: James Mangold   Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) won The Le Mans in 1959. Considered to be the mother of all endurance races, Le Mans was a 24-hour-long grind that not only tested the driver’s skills but…