Tag Archives: Jared Leto

Blade Runner 2049

30 years after the events in the first movie, K (Ryan Gosling) is a new replicant model who’s working for the LAPD as a blade runner; his latest mission leads to a startling discovery. There really was no need for a new Blade Runner, and the slow-moving, drawn-out story doesn’t take us anywhere new. The … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049

Suicide Squad

JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE. The most dangerous criminals in the world are gathered to be used as agents for the U.S. government, controlled by nano bombs planted in their neck… but the Joker (Jared Leto) complicates everything. This 3D film continues where Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ended, with the same slam-bang … Continue reading Suicide Squad

Fight Club

MISCHIEF. MAYHEM. SOAP. A man (Edward Norton) who spends his nights going to cancer support groups has a chance meeting with a soap salesman (Brad Pitt), which results in a joint enterprise – fight clubs, where men work out their frustrations. Some people consider this movie, which became a cult classic, David Fincher’s finest. It … Continue reading Fight Club

Dallas Buyers Club

DARE TO LIVE.  In 1985, homophobic electrician and rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live; after finally accepting the truth, he looks for ways to get around strict FDA rules. It took seven years for AIDS to finally kill the real-life Woodroof and in the meantime … Continue reading Dallas Buyers Club

Thin Red Line: Days of Hell

EVERY MAN FIGHTS HIS OWN WAR. “I didn’t think he was capable of betrayal of this magnitude.” That quote is lifted from an Entertainment Weekly interview with one of the producers of this film, Robert Michael Geisler. He was referring to director Terrence Malick and those words illustrate to what degree the relationship between these … Continue reading Thin Red Line: Days of Hell

Lord of War

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WEAPON. Russian immigrant Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), who grew up in Brooklyn, becomes an arms dealer, spending the 1980s building an empire based on blood and political turmoil. Director Andrew Niccol’s satire is uncomfortably close to reality, making Cage’s ruthless merchant of menace, clad in black, a symbol of … Continue reading Lord of War

Girl, Interrupted

SOMETIMES THE ONLY WAY TO STAY SANE IS TO GO A LITTLE CRAZY. In the late 1960s, a troubled young woman (Winona Ryder) is committed to a mental hospital where she befriends a group of other patients whose condition is worse than hers. The reality-based story of Susanna Kaysen’s experiences from 1960s mental health care … Continue reading Girl, Interrupted

Alexander

THE GREATEST LEGEND OF ALL WAS REAL.  With this film director Oliver Stone took his interest in revisionist interpretations of history beyond American politics and depicted the life and times of Alexander the Great, the military genius who ended up conquering most of the known world. There have been speculations on Alexander’s sexuality, and Stone … Continue reading Alexander

American Psycho

KILLER LOOKS. Reading Bret Easton Ellis’s novel about a 27-year-old commodities broker on Wall Street who has everything but is most passionate in life about rape and murder, throws you into various states of joy, depression, anger and sickness. Some chapters are damn near impossible to read. The vilest scenes don’t make it to the … Continue reading American Psycho