Film Review: Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A screenwriter pressing for deadlines is oblivious to becoming entangled in a vendetta between his best friend and a mafia boss whose dog has been kidnapped. REVIEW: Directed By: Martin McDonagh Starring: Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson Ever since first witnessing the initial trailers and advertisements for Seven Psychopaths I’d been dying to see this picture. The fanfare and hype in this case was well deserved and rest assured director Martin … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bully (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Bully is a 2001 drama film, based on actual events, starring Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Bijou Phillips, Nick Stahl, and Michael Pitt. The screenplay was written by David McKenna (under the pseudonym Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6) by Jim Schutze. The story concerns the plot to murder the title character, in revenge for his continual abuse and psychological torture of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Funny Games (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Anna (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) are enjoying a vacation with their son when a pair of sadistic young men, Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbet), breaks into their cabin and holds the family hostage. The psychotic duo plays twisted games with their prisoners, forcing them to comply to stay alive. Director Michael Haneke remakes his chilling 1997 German-language film as an indictment of the media’s fascination with violence. REVIEW: So I … Continue reading

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