Silent Night, Bloody Night

Despite the connotations of this being a horror Christmas movie, Silent Night, Bloody Night is incredible. This film really does not center around a Christmas theme more over it just happens to occur on Christmas. From beginning to the end the plot twists and turns making the viewer sit on the edge of their seat. The movie has stood the test of time and it is easy to see why. The characters have depth with great acting. It really makes the viewer wonder what is going to happen next. If…

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

This film based on a true story is actually amazingly good. The film has stood the test of time. It has the classic serial killer vibe however it does a great job of reducing the gore and leaving it to the imagination of viewer. There is a nice comedic side to this film which really helps get through the disturbing nature of this film. The flow of the film is incredible. The acting is wonderful and helps bring the viewer into the film. The visuals are interesting and iconic making…

Mama

Mama is another great example of Guillermo Del Toro’s brilliance in the horror genre. The film is spooky from the beginning and action pact. The reason this film shines along with most other Del Toro films is the plot. From start to finish it has great pace, interesting story line, and perfection in building tension and suspense. The other thing is the minimal use of CG that is used. While most big box office horror relies on heavy CG use, Del Toro understands how to use it effectively. Mama is…

Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic and it easy to see why. The entire premise of the movie is interesting because it deals with the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong. From camera angles to dialogue Reservoir Dogs is simply a cut above other drama films. If there are some drawbacks to this movie it would be the excessive amount of blood and profanity, but to be honest that is the case in almost every Quentin Tarantino film. There are certain times where I really love this…

Pulp Fiction

Bloody, funny, easily quotable, and genius describes Pulp Fiction in the best way possible. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson is an unbeatable combination with beautiful monologues making this movie very memorable, in a good way. After one watch you will be quoting this movie and understanding a bunch of references that are made in pop culture today. This is the brilliance of this Quentin Tarantino film. It is a must see film and should be on everybody’s buck list. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers) Pulp Fiction is a very…

War Wagon

War Wagon is a great classic western featuring both Kirk Douglas and John Wayne. What really sets this film apart from other films in the genre is the plot. It almost seems like a remake of Oceans Eleven instead of the classic western motifs. From start to finish this film is not only action packed and entertaining, but it also has a touch of hilarity to it. The best part of this film is interaction between characters and gives the viewer an easy bridge into the film where they can…

Tombstone

While maybe not the most historically accurate telling of Wyatt Earp’s life. Tombstone is one of the greatest westerns ever made. The start studded cast brings life to a great script. Val Kilmer delivers the best performance of his career as Doc Holiday. There are several famous lines from this movie that I quote frequently. From start to finish this film grabs the viewers attention and won’t let go. This is a must see and must own film. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers) Okay if you know anything about the…

The Magnificent Seven

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson star in the western remake of The Seventh Samurai. While this sounds like a rather strange idea, but just like the name with The Man With No Name Trilogy this is a great film. The plot if you’ve seen the original is verbatim. The most interesting part of this film is that the dynamic between all of the characters and actors. They bring this remake to life and I have to say it has one of the best scenes I’ve seen in a…

For A Few Dollars More

This is easily the best film out of Sergio Leone’s Man With No Name Trilogy. The plot is incredible filled with twists and turns. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volontè bring this film to life and makes it a joy to watch from beginning to end. If you ever wanted a villain to root against look no further than Volontè. He plays the role perfectly. There is plenty of funny moments between Eastwood and Van Cleef to help break up the intensity of the movie. This should…

A Fistful Of Dollars

What really needs to be said about a Kurosawa movie made into a western starring Clint Eastwood? This movie is fantastic from the comedy of the mule at the very beginning of the film to the terrible dubbing into English and the disturbing villains. There are very incredible gun fight scenes that will leave the viewer at the edge of their seats. The most interesting thing I think about this film and The Man With No Name Trilogy is the social undertones that seemed to seep into the tale. While…