Undefended: Five Movies, Five Cities

This week, a list of five movies wherein the setting is especially well presented, well used in the plot and theme.  Thomas Banks 1. Blade Runner (futuristic Los Angeles) 2. Heat (Contemporary Los Angeles) 3. The Quiet Man (Rural Ireland) 4. Fargo (” “) 5. The Town (Boston)     Timothy Lawrence 1… Read Article


No Good Deed (PG-13)

No Good Deed is a genre piece pleasantly confident within its limitations. Its direction, script and acting all equally disclose an unimaginative professionalism that bears comparison to any number of films of a similar mold. While it must be admitted that the break-in suspense flick is hardly a genre with many… Read Review


Undefended: The Five Greatest Movie Montages

This week, the five greatest movie montages of all time. Timothy Lawrence 1. The baptism montage in “The Godfather” 2. The opening scene of “Apocalypse Now” 3. The married life montage in “Up” 4. The ending of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” 5. Gordon’s ending… Read Article


Calvary (R)

Collective guilt might be unjust, but sometimes it is inevitable. That, at least, is one of the conclusions to be drawn from Calvary, John Michael McDonagh's drama about the clerical abuse scandal which, ironically, does not feature a single frocked predator. This is because Calvary is not about the bad priests who… Read Review


Braveheart (R)

When Steven Spielberg brought audiences Jaws in 1974, the ripples carried through decades of film. It is a defining point in the development of the world of movies. The term “blockbuster” was coined; gore on the screen was pushed to new levels; a fear of sharks settled deep in the bones of Americans. As… Read Review


Undefended: Five Greatest Shakespearean Non-Shakespeare Films

At the beginning of the week, editor Joshua Gibbs sent out this prompt to FilmFisher writers: This week, five films which embody the Shakespearean ethos and spirit, but weren’t inspired by or adapted from originally Shakespearean material. After clarification was requested, he posted this: I often hear this or… Read Article

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