Crime Drama

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn

So, I wrote a review of Motherless Brooklyn back in 2007. Or so my janky website tells me. It could have actually happened years before, but I converted the site from a...
Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

It seems Hollywood is always looking for a return to some time in its past that they consider the golden age. For some I'm sure that involves male/female road movies with...
Good Time

Good Time

I do love a crime drama. And there is no better backdrop for these types of stories than NYC. And Good Time takes full advantage of the chaos and dinginess of the city...
BlacKkKlamnsman

BlacKkKlansman

It turns out I've seen quite a few Spike Lee movies over the years. The first one was School Daze back in 1988. The second I saw in the theater was Do the Right Thing...
Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights

I mean how do I not watch a coming-of-age crime drama set in 1991? And starring this Timothy (sorry, it's spelled Timothée?!) Chalamet kid I've been hearing so much...
I Melt With You

I Melt With You

Here was the ten-word pitch to the movie studio for this film: handsome actors in Big Sur house hug, snort and die. And that pretty much tells the story in a nutshell...
Drive

Drive

There are so many what-the-fuck moments in this movie it's almost impossible to count. Not since, I don't know, Pulp Fiction, have I been so mesmerized by the bizarreness...
The Town

The Town

There's this certain genre of blue collar caper movie that's out there that makes perfect sense in the pantheon of both tough guy character and caper movies as a whole...
Following

Following

So Christopher Nolan existed before Memento. He existed before The Prestige. He even existed before his blockbuster Batman movies. Before watching Following, I had it...
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

The first stumbling block here is the overly clumsy title. It's a book title, not a movie title. It doesn't roll off the tongue. It doesn't shorten to a nice concise two...
Man On Fire

Man On Fire

Sometimes I'm actually willing to give a movie a break. Sometimes there's that certain something that strikes a nerve in me that makes me ignore plot holes, bad dialogue...
Boiler Room

Boiler Room

Rating:  Aside from the fact this movie is essentially a 2000 remake of Wall Street, it proves to be entertaining and updated for these wacky times in ...
American History X

American History X

What do you get when you mix an angry skinhead with cliched dialogue and a ridiculous plot that has no place in a 90's film? You get an overrated melodramatic film...