Tag: film review

  • Dracula Untold – sympathy for the devil #filmreview

    Dracula Untold – sympathy for the devil #filmreview

    Or was Vlad, as I stated above, a product of his times, doing anything he felt right at the time to survive. This film creatively dives into the man beyond the cape and inspiration for Bram Stoker.

  • King Kong 1976 – Film Review #johnlone

    King Kong 1976 – Film Review #johnlone

    The story itself represents so much more for me though, man’s destruction of the planet and reckless abuse of animals for cash.

  • Americathon – Film Review #johnlone

    Americathon – Film Review #johnlone

    To sum up this film, its a look into the future we want to forget and a look in the past that we can’t forget.

  • Shadow of China – Film Review #johnlone

    Shadow of China – Film Review #johnlone

    They were everything a clandestine affair should be, no emotions, no attachments, just living what it is in that moment.

  • Iceman – Film Review #johnlone

    Iceman – Film Review #johnlone

    This film was certainly a turning point in John’s career, films that followed were Year of the Dragon, Echoes of Paradise and The Last Emperor. 

  • The Bone Collector Film Review #DenzelWashington #AngelinaJolie #QueenLatifah

    Starring: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah Written by Jeffery Deaver (book), Jeremy Iacone (screenplay) Directed by: Phillip Noyce IMDb ranking & storyline: 6.7/10 A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. I wanted to mention first how crazy it is that this film is nearly 20 […]

  • Dead Calm Film Review #samneill #nicolekidman #billyzane

    Dead Calm Film Review #samneill #nicolekidman #billyzane

    Starring:  Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane Written by  Terry Hayes (screenplay), Charles Williams (novel) Directed by: Phillip Noyce IMDb ranking & storyline: 6.8/10 After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of interviewing […]

  • The Scorpion King: The Book of Souls – Film Review #zachmcgowan #petermensah #pearlthusi

    The Scorpion King: The Book of Souls – Film Review #zachmcgowan #petermensah #pearlthusi

    Starring:  Zach McGowan, Nathan Jones, Peter Mensah, Pearl Thusi Written by David Alton Hedges, Frank DeJohn Directed by: Don Michael Paul IMDb ranking & storyline: 4.6/10 The Scorpion King teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of […]

  • Echoes of Paradise – Film Review #johnlone

    Echoes of Paradise – Film Review #johnlone

    Starring: Wendy Hughes, John Lone, Steve Jacobs Written by Jan Sharp IMDb ranking & storyline: 6.2/10 The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer. I finally got to see this movie last night, hurrah!  Sat with a cup of tea and my notebook, as I normally do for film reviews and with my hair […]

  • The Moderns – Film Review #johnlone

    The Moderns – Film Review #johnlone

    Starring: John Lone, Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn Written by Alan Rudolph, Jon Bradshaw IMDb ranking & storyline: 6.7/10 A struggling artist is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife and her powerful new husband. You may assume that I named my Bertie after Bertram in The Moderns, you may […]

  • Shanghai 1920 – Film Review #johnlone

    Shanghai 1920 – Film Review #johnlone

    There’s something that has always fascinated me about Shanghai.  It’s past glitters with  mystery and a charm – a underbelly full of secrets. This city, as we know, has such a rich, glorious past –  once known as the “Paris of the East, the New York of the West”, it could be another character in this film alone.

  • Paper Moon Affair – Film Review #johnlone

    Paper Moon Affair – Film Review #johnlone

    Starring: Misa Shimizu, Brendan Fletcher, Sebastian Spence Written by Jilena Cori, Thomas Fung, Michael Parker, David Tamagi IMDb ranking & storyline: 5.8/10 An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals. The hunt for a copy of this movie was interesting to […]