Classic Movies, Reviews

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) – psychopath, cannibal and evil genius – is already behind bars in his first appearance in The Silence of the Lambs. His entrance to the movie is the stuff of legend. The camera pans around to Lector’s prison cell and we see him standing perfectly still, wide-eyed with a level of arrogance unknown […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Fargo (1996)

Pure black comedy mixed with crime, murder and mayhem: welcome to Fargo. This film is another winner by the Coen Brothers, two directors that I love. Masters of offbeat, low-key cinema, they always know how to reinvent the wheel. Set in 80s Minnesota, Fargo starts off by telling the audience that what you’re about to see is based […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

KIDS (1995): A Controversial Cult Classic

The most interesting thing about Larry Clarke’s Kids is that it’s not a super amazing film, but it gets in your head and stays there. It was the summer of 1995 when this cult movie came out. John Major was Prime Minister of the UK, Bill Clinton was president, OJ Simpson was on trial and my […]

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Reviews

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Rock bottom. Chances are you’ve heard that phrase a time or two in your life. I hope you’ve never been there or experienced anything like the struggles of punk rocker and writer, Jim Carroll. A talented but misguided individual he was, The Basketball Diaries chronicles his teenage years when he went from basketball star to […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Robert DiNero’s A BRONX TALE (1993)

Among the many classics of the ’90s and the various gangster films we all know and love, A Bronx Tale stands out for its powerful and thought-provoking story. It just happens to be one of the best gangster films I’ve seen. It’s a simple film, but that’s the beauty of it. Set in the 1960s, Robert DiNero […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

American History X (1998)

Some films make you feel good inside. Some can scare you, make you laugh and others can make you want to fist pump the air. But there are films that can rip you to pieces, tear away at any hope you have, and force you to accept that the world is a monstrous place. This […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty, directed with such an ingenious vision and technical flair, is the ultimate midlife crisis movie. Spacey gives a great performance as forty-something Lester Burnham, an ad executive who’s sick of his job and his life. He is unhappily married to Carolyn (Benning), a neurotic real estate agent obsessed with keeping up appearances; their […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Trainspotting (1996)

Over twenty years on and Trainspotting is still a timeless classic. Seriously, how can anyone not like it? Little compares to the glorious adventures of heroin addict Renton (Ewen McGregor), and his five friends: Spud (Ewen Bremmer), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd). They are Scottish youths living in Edinburgh, deeply immersed […]

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Classic Movies, Reviews

Fight Club (1999)

David Fincher’s Fight Club has a plot like nothing you’ve ever seen – it challenges your expectations, makes you think real hard and leaves you laughing out loud. In my eyes, it is the ultimate cult classic. It follows the unnamed Narrator (Edward Norton), an insomniac who leads a directionless life. He visits support groups for men with […]

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Lists

Top 10 Films of the 1990s

The 90s was a great period for cinema. The decade is filled with an abundance of classics and influential films, and it was an era where a number of significant directors made their name, such as Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher. This period was noticeably important as it saw the rise of independent cinema. It […]

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