#94: The Untouchables

Director: Brian De Palma Year: 1987 Genre: Drama Based on the real life hunt for Al Capone in the prohibition era of the early 1930’s, The Untouchables is a hard-hitting crime drama disguised as an old-school crime caper. From the opening credits, with its camp-TV serial style titles and Ennio Morricone’s stunning, upbeat score, you’ll know you’re […]

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#83: Stand By Me

Director: Rob Reiner Year: 1986 Genre: Drama There was no shortage of coming of age dramas and childhood adventure stories in the 80’s and Stand By Me is the best of both worlds. Based on a Stephen King novella, The Body, Stand By Me revolves around four young boys who get a lead on the whereabouts of a […]

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#88: Dancer in the Dark

Director: Lars Von Trier Year: 2000 Genre: Drama I often neglect realistic films, as in dramas with little stylistic blemishes or other-worldly elements. Sometimes events occur that end up with me sitting down to watch such a film, and to my surprise I am quite taken by it. Having said that, most of the Drama […]

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