Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly

★★★★ Director: Robert Aldrich Year: 1955 I love a good film noir. This one is well shot and lit. But the plot goes a bit too quickly and I had ...

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Stre

★★★ Director: Samuel Fuller Year: 1953 I was in the mood for a noir film. But this one played out differently. I'm surprised this got a Criterion treatment ...

Rififi

Rififi

★★★★★ Director: Jules Dassin Year: 1955 This has been a recommended film to me for almost three years but I never got around to view it. Not ...

Black Swan

Black Swan

★★★ Creator: Darren Aronofsky Year: 2010 I had expected the ballet version of The Wrestler. But it wasn't meant to be. This is quite psycho in it's approach, ...

Ghost Writer, The

Ghost Writer, The

★★★★ Creator: Roman Polanski Year: 2010 This was a sleeper film for 2010. I had never heard of it until I read some articles on the best films ...

Town, The

Town, The

★★★★ Creator: Ben Affleck Year: 2010 I have a completely different perception of Ben Affleck now. The guy knows how to direct and act in a film. This ...

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The

Girl With the Dragon

★★★★ Director: Niels Arden Oplev Year: 2009 So the book everyone has read has been translated in film form beautifully.  Noomi Rapace does an amazing job, the pacing ...

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Succe

★★★ Director: Alexander Mackendrick Year: 1957 It's ironic that I saw this two days before Tony Curtis's death. But what started as curiosity of this film's J.J. Hunsecker ...