Tag: film

REVIEW: Under Siege (1992)

A group of mercenaries take over the battleship USS Missouri, led by the volatile ex-CIA operative William Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones). With the crew locked in the ships' forecastle and the captain executed, the only hope of preventing the mercenaries from stealing the ship's complement of nuclear warheads is the cook: former Navy SEAL Casey ...

REVIEW: Menashe (2017)

Menashe (Menashe Lustig) lives in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, New York. His wife Lea passed away almost a year ago, separating Menashe from his son Rieven (Ruben Niborski) due to cultural tradition; the boy must be raised in a home with a mother and father. In the week leading up to his wife's memorial ...

REVIEW: Rouge (1987)

In 1930s Hong Kong the courtesan Fleur (Anita Mui) enters into a passionate romance with the pharmacist Chen-pang (Leslie Cheung), one that ends in tragedy when Chen-pang's wealthy family refuse to allow their relationship to continue. In 1987 Fleur appears in the office of a Hong Kong newspaper, searching for the lover that abandoned her ...

REVIEW: Red Pier (1958)

Yakuza mobster Jiro (Yujiro Ishihara) has run away from the Tokyo police, and remains holed up in Kobe. At the city port he witnesses a man get killed, only to later find himself romancing the man's sister Keiko (Mie Kitahara). Before long Jiro is hunted down by out-of-town criminals, while the police continue to close ...

REVIEW: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is school teacher suffering from retrograde amnesia. When she is involved in a car crash, she begins to experience flashbacks to an earlier, more violent life. Meanwhile Mitch Henessey (Samuel L. Jackson), a private detective hired to investigate Samantha's forgotten past, hits on a link to her past - and that ...

“Let her be mine and mine alone” | The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

In 1831 Parisian publisher Gosselin released Notre-Dame de Paris, the first full-length novel by author Victor Hugo. It is a dark, overtly sexual tragedy set in 15th century Paris, in which a gypsy performer named Esmerelda becomes the target of Notre Dame’s conflicted and laviscious Archdeacon Claude Frollo. He sends his adopted son, the orphaned ...