The Thing From Another World (1951) ★★★

DIR: Christian Nyby CAST: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer, Robert O. Cornthwaite, James Arness A classic staple of the Cold War era monster films, The Thing is also a cautionary fable about the quest for science versus the safety of all mankind. In the cold wastelands of Alaska, where tensions of a Russian attack remain high, a military […]

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ★★★★

DIR: Martin Scorsese CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner It’s hard to imagine how Jordan Belfort survived the debauchery shown in Martin Scorsese’s “bio-pic” on the infamous stock trader. This term is in quotations because it must be a loose adaptation. There is absolutely no way he a) survived to […]

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ★★★★★

DIR: Steven Spielberg CAST: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davis, Denholm Elliot Director Steven Spielberg and George Lucas team up to create the beginning of a beloved franchise starring one of cinema’s most beloved heroes. Archeologist Indiana Jones, when not lecturing fawning girls about the various artifacts of the world, is out finding […]

Blood Diamond (2006) ★★★1/2

DIR: Edward Zwick CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, Guarav Chopra TIA. This is Africa. That statement, spoken by Leonardo DiCaprio’s South African embodiment of diamond smuggler Danny Archer, pretty much sums up the inhumane barbarity surrounding him. While he looks to exploit the finest gems in the midst of a brutal […]

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) ★★★★★

DIR: Stanley Kubrick CAST: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed In retrospect, the Cold War was essentially a large exercise in paranoia and to an extent, egotistical machoism. Men in power always afraid, always trying to best the enemy, never seeing truth or reconciliation anywhere in sight. It’s almost if […]