Tag Archives: Al Pacino

“Mary Reilly Offers an Interesting Take on a Classic Story”

Many of you who are reading this are probably familiar with the basic essence of the characters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Jekyll, the respected doctor and scientist, represents the educated and genteel side of humanity. Conversely, Hyde is a … Continue reading

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“The Devil’s Advocate”

The opening scene of the film “The Devil’s Advocate” takes place inside a courtroom. Keanu Reeves (John Wick) portrays the character Kevin Lomax, a tenacious lawyer with over sixty consecutive victories. In fact, in his entire young, brilliant career, he’s … Continue reading

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“The Irishman”

The beginning of the compelling and engrossing movie “The Irishman,” opens with a long tracking shot, through an assisted living facility, as the 1956 song “In the Still of the Night” by “The Five Satins” plays, before the camera focuses … Continue reading

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“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“When people ask me if I went to film school, I tell them, no, I went to films.” Spoken by Quentin Tarantino during a 2004 BBC News interview, conducted by Andrew Walker. When I sat down to watch the film … Continue reading

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“Dog Day Afternoon, Lumet’s Phenomenal, Intense, Bank Heist Thriller.”

Premiering at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain in September of 1975, “Dog Day Afternoon” is a mixture of the genres of crime and drama. The critically acclaimed 125 minute movie was helmed by Golden Globe and honorary Oscar … Continue reading

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