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…

THE SEARCHERS (1956)

Release Date: 26/05/1956 Cast: John Wayne, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter, Ward Bond, Henry Brandon Directed By: John Ford Written By: Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), Alan Le May (Novel) John Wayne delivers his best performance as a grizzled and tattered soul in one of the most influential American Westerns of all times The Searchers is based…

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)

Release Date: 23/12/1966 Cast: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè, Luigi Pistilli Director: Sergio Leone Music: Ennio Morricone “A timeless classic that reminds us in every frame why we love cinema” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is hailed as the greatest Western ever made and I completely agree with that…

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,…

ALIEN : THE DIRECTOR’S CUT(1979)

Alien, released in 1979 and directed by Ridley Scott is one of my favorite Sci- Fi horror films. I have watched this film numerous times over the years and it has, till date not lost its shine. I just finished watching the director’s cut of the film and I still feel the same exasperating thrill…

THE BIRTH OF A NATION(1915)

The Birth of a Nation was released in 1915 and I first read about it in 2014. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that I read about it almost a 100 years after it was made. No matter how old this film gets, film scholars and viewers across the world continue to shower immense…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK(1981)

Steven Spielberg’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark sort of classified how high adventure films of the new generation should be envisioned and filmed. It was the film which not only spawned a number of adaptations and inspirations but also served the primary task of why it was made in the first place, which is entertain….

GOLDFINGER (1964)

The third James Bond movie and the franchise just keep getting better. After FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, the standards for action and drama and thrills had gone up considerably and GOLDFINGER had to keep up with it. Thankfully it does and does so in style. The story revolves around Auric Goldfinger(Gert Fröbe ) a multi-millionaire…