Film Review: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: “Two fugitive brothers at gunpoint get an ex-minister and his two children to take them across the border into Mexico. They drive to a Mexican biker bar to rendezvous with other crooks. While at the bar, a few unusual things happen.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: On the lam from the law, ruthless desperadoes Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) coerce an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids (Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu) … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strange Days (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.  REVIEW: With the year 2000 looming ahead (at the time), a few films were bound to come out predicting our immediate future. “Strange Days”, a Kathryn Bigelow directed action crime drama was setting the stage with its present day science fiction film that foresaw a future not dependent on drugs, but a new high using only a simple device (and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Natural Born Killers (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. REVIEW: It was 1994, and I had been anticipation seeing Oliver Stone’s latest creation titled “Natural Born Killers“. I rushed to the theatre expecting a really unique film experience that looked like it was loaded with action and visual appeal. I was correct on those issues but was not ready for the “kind” of film that played … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kalifornia (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Researching a book on serial killings, writer Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) and his girlfriend, Carrie Laughlin (Michelle Forbes), travel cross-country to the murder sites. Hitchhikers Earlye Grace (Brad Pitt), out on parole, and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis) offer to share expenses for the trip, but Brian doesn’t realize just how close he is to the topic of his book — even as bodies pile up behind them and Earlye’s landlord is found dead. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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