Movie Review: Rampart

Woody Harrelson continues to evolve as an actor. The man knows how to challenge himself and once again paints a very vivid portrait of a complicated man. In 1999, the LAPD were in the wake of one of their biggest scandals in department history. It was revealed that there was widespread corruption within the LAPD’s…

Retro Review: Syriana

Emerging director Stephen Gaghan, who is best known for writing the screenplay for the Academy award winning film “Traffic” but he also wrote and directed the dreadful film “Abandon” with Katie Holmes and also wrote the disaster “The Alamo”. Now Gaghan dives back into the trenches as he attempts to do deliver a film similar…

Retro Review: Dark Blue

Written: February 25, 2003 Written by LA Confidential’s James Ellroy, Dark Blue reveals the under-belly of the L.A.P.D., which has become over-whelmed with corruption. It isn’t your typical cop-story where a man laced in blue garners his shield and knows the difference between right and wrong. “Dark Blue” stars Kurt Russell as Eldon Perry, a…

Retro Review: Harsh Times

It has taken Christian Bale a long time to reach the forefront of Hollywood success. I actually remember the strong British actor from some his earlier films like Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” from 1987, the Disney musical “Newsies” from 1992 and the very underrated film “Swing Kids” from 1993. It really is a…