Archive for tag: Bob Hoskins

Film Review: ‘The Long Good Friday’

3 May, 2014 (10:51) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

Harold Shand is a man with a plan. Although many call him a gangster, he prefers to think of himself as “a businessman with a sense of history.” As such, he wants to buy up a vast, mostly disused section of the London docks and erect a superstadium to house the 1988 Olympics. A major […]

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Blu-ray: The Definitive ‘Brazil’

5 December, 2012 (22:38) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (Criterion), a dark, dense science fiction fantasy, is like “1984” rewritten by Monty Python, an absurdist nightmare of Kafka-esque dimensions. Jonathan Pryce is the dreamer trapped as a worker bee in the bureaucratic maze as deadly as it is indifferent, until he falls in love with a woman (Kim Greist) he thinks […]

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The Cotton Club

30 July, 2012 (07:32) | by Richard T. Jameson, Essays, Film Reviews | By: Editor

How did I get here? By what pixilated logic do find myself in the position of defending Francis Coppola’s The Cotton Club? For years I’ve been pointing derisively at F.F. Crapola as a totem of pseudo-style who plunders the inspiration of better artists, and confuses art with state-of-the-art—seeking to make depth and resonance a function of how many […]

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