Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Thomas Mitchell Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance   “No looking ahead, no tomorrows. Just today.”   On an exotic background, very different from the LA, or NYC one, Howard Hawks brings us this great, dangerous adventure featuring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. Some might say this film is too old, and, unfortunately, here and there it’s true. But that doesn’t mean it is a Read more…

Community – Season II (2010)

Creator: Dan Harmon Starring: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase Genre: Comedy   “We earn the right to pick on Greendale by going there every day. Our school may be a toilet, but it’s our toilet. Nobody craps in it but us.”   The 2nd season of this great sitcom returns with more incredible episodes, and more study-group moments. This season maintains the same Read more…

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Jacques Perrin, Enzo Cannavale Genre: Drama   “Life isn’t like in the movies. Life… is much harder.”   This astonishing story about friendship, cinema, love, and evolution create something I never thought was possible to display on the screen – and that is life… There are great films that present real stories with real characters, but none is like Cinema Paradiso, which became one of Read more…

F is for Family – Season 2 (2017)

Creator: Bill Burr Director: David Sumich, Olivier Schramm, Romain Bounoure, Mike Roberts Starring: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, Sam Rockwell Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama   “You can’t leave me alone with these kids! I won’t survive!”   I think everybody wanted to see what will happen with the Murphys after the unfair ending of the 1st season when Frank tried to save the situation for his colleagues, but instead, he Read more…

Tombstone – Rashomon (2017)

Director: Alex Cox Starring: Adam Newberry, Eric Schumacher, Jesse Lee Pacheco, Christine Doidge, Richard Anderson Genre: Western   I never thought I’ll see such a unique screenplay in a movie. Documentary, science-fiction, and western contribute to this indie film directed by the well-known British director – Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy).   The plot follows a film crew, who travel back in 1881. They want to film the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Read more…

The Ninth Gate (1999)

Director: Roman Polanski Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner Genre: Mystery, Thriller   “They form a kind of satanic riddle. Correctly interpreted with the aid of the original text and sufficient inside information, they are reputed to conjure up the Prince of Darkness in person.”   With a very mysterious and interesting story, The Ninth Gate could have been one of the best movies on this topic (devil, old rare books, and Read more…

Turbulence (1997)

Director: Robert Butler Starring: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson Genre: Action, Thriller   “That’s it. I’m never flying this airline again”   I watched this movie a couple of nights ago. I wanted an action film without a tricky story. When I saw the action was during the Christmas holiday, I thought about Die Hard (1989), but I was so wrong. Honestly, I don’t understand why this film exists. Ok, maybe for that time Read more…

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Director: Vittorio De Sica Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gino Saltamerenda Genre: Drama   “To eat like them, you’d have to earn a million lira a month.”   Considered by many, one of the best movies of all time, Bicycle Thieves (“Ladri di biciclette”), is an astonishing film due to the actors and its simple but thoughtful action. It gave me a lot of feelings, which made me wonder if destiny Read more…

And Then There Were None (1945)

Director: René Clair Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery   “Best of an island is once you get there – you can’t go any farther…you’ve come to the end of things…”   René Clair’s film is probably one of the best book-to-film adaptations; that is something quite extraordinary, especially for that time. I wanted to Read more…

Knives Out (2019)

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery   “The complexity and the gray lie not in the truth, but what you do with the truth one you have it.”   Similar to an Agatha Christie’s novel, Knives Out, puts you in the middle of the action as a detective, who’s trying to solve the crime of a very Read more…