- Casino Royale Review
- Carrie (1976)
- Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
- Trainspotting (1996)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
- Targets (1968)
- An Education (2009)
- Mirror, The (1974)
- Fargo (1996)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Report (1967)
- Is "The Sting" The Best Gambling Film Ever Made?
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943), Or 28 Angry Men
- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- A Hollywood Invasion of Casino Halls
- Thin Man, The (1934)
- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
- All In: The Poker Movie, Player’s Best Tricks
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- 1001 Club - Skyfall (2012)
- 1001 Club - When Harry Met Sally... (1988)
- 1001 Club - Rain Man (1988)
Dark Knight, The (2008) * Top Pick *
Genre: Action Crime Drama
Directed By: Christopher Nolan (Memento • Batman Begins)
Overview: As Batman's plan to stop the Mafia's money laundering draws to a close, he discovers the mob still has one hell of a wild card up it's sleeve. Batman enlists the aid of Harvey Dent, the new District Attorney, to help find the Joker in the deck.
Don't believe the hype.
It's official, The Dark Knight is breaking all sorts of world records for box office cash-ins and rightly so. With Heath Ledger taking the madness that is one of DC's favorite villains and making it his own, sprinkling in a wonderfully written and eloquent explanation to his morality, then tossing in the most frightening look he's ever had, I'm sure I'm not the only blogger out there giving Heath top billing.
I suppose the greatest shame of all is how we'll never be able to look forward to Heath's particular brand of The Joker in sequel after chaotic sequel. He's gone the way of John Cazale, James Dean, and scores of other actors who's final performance could easily be called their best, and have been taken in their prime.
I'll do you all a favour and refrain from praise or criticism that would even come remotely close to a spoiler, and add only that you should really make a point of seeing it on the IMAX screen. Given that 30 minutes of the film were shot in the ginormous format, you aren't doing yourself any favours missing the presentation the way it was meant to be seen.
Yeah, it's damned good and I'd see it again in theaters. I wonder... has Hollywood finally learned that the best thing they could do for a film is make it good? Oh wait, the last record breaker was Spiderman 3. Nevermind.
But you know, in the end, what did you expect. It's motherfucking Batman.
Performance: 9 Cinematography: 9 Script: 9 Plot: 9 Mood: 10
Overall Rating: 92% (And A Long Dark Knight It Should Be)
Although I will take this opportunity to call bullshit on IMDB's user voting system, which places this film at the number one slot, far above and beyond The Godfather now dethroned from its years long top-of-the-heapness. I blame all the contextless little kiddies who only watch recent films. It's sad to think that a morality play with superheroes is the Internet's all time favorite movie in the world.
I've heard far too many people say they won't watch films that are older than they are - or ever worse "aren't Hollywood movies made since GCI the only ones worth seeing?"
Gah! Don't get me started.