Death Proof (2007) Review

The key to what makes Quentin Tarantino a brilliant film maker isn’t the stories he’s telling (though some of those are brilliant) or his shot choices as a director but it is actually his skilled script writing. In all of his films that I’ve seen, from Kill Bill to Reservoir Dogs, people aren’t talking about the action sequences or even the amazing twists in his sometimes complex plots but instead they mention the brilliant dialogue. Everyone who has seen Pulp Fiction either loves the “Royale with Cheese” scene or thinks the religious monologue by Sammy L is ultra-cool (or both!) The same … Continue reading Death Proof (2007) Review

Doubt (2008) Review

Some of the greatest scenes in film have been when two actors, both brilliant at what they do, get to have a conversation. This can be a simple, mundane conversation, a heavyweight meeting of power or a dark, intense, engrossing encounter. Alongside the brilliant “McDonalds” conversation Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta have in Pulp Fiction and the long anticipated cafe scene between Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat comes Meryl Streep vs Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt. There is scene, practically the end of the film, where the two actors confront each other. The accused trying to find out … Continue reading Doubt (2008) Review