dir. David Fincher. Two police detectives, Somerset (Morgan Freeman) who is about to retire, and the younger detective Mills (Brad Pitt), new to the city investigating a serial killer, who kills according to the (non-bilbilcal) seven deadly sins. I can’t believe this is 25 years old, it looks so new compared to other 1990s murder…… Continue reading Se7en (1995)
dir. Patricia Rozema. Theology professor Camille (Pascale Bussières) falls in love with a beautiful performance artist in a travelling circus, Petra (Rachael Crawford), causing Camille to question her religious academic career, and relationship with her male partner, Martin (Henry Czerny). I loved this movie, the two female leads are delightful, and have real chemistry. The…… Continue reading When Night Is Falling (1995)
dir. Guy Ferland. Made the same year as CLUELESS (1995), but has not aged nearly as well. Alicia Silverstone is charming, but the movie is not really about her, unfortunately. The only interesting aspect of the movie are the day dream fantasy sequences. The two desperate teenage boys are tiresome and dull. The most enjoyable…… Continue reading The Babysitter (1995)
dir. Amy Heckerling. Still laugh out loud funny at times. Alicia Silverstone has real movie star charm, I wish she made more comedies. This has aged pretty well, a couple of outdated technology references (Murray paging Dionne). Paul Rudd is charmless, and almost ruins the movie, I fast forwarded his scenes. Vale Brittany Murphy, she’s…… Continue reading Clueless (1995)
dir. Michael Mann. Rewatched HEAT. Natalie Portman is so talented, even at fourteen. I love watching her interact with Pacino. “I gotcha baby. Here’s your momma!”
dir. Michael Mann. Infinitely re-watchable, cold and gripping even 25 years later. One of the first “action” films I saw growing up. The female cast members stood out this time, Ashley Judd on the balcony is terrific. The over-the-top dialogue is still enjoyable. “For me the action is the juice”.