Retro Review: Catch a Fire

Director Phillip Noyce is probably one of my favorite under-appreciated directors working today. He has an impressive resume with directing films like “Patriot Games”, “Rabbit-Proof Fence”, “Dead Calm”, “The Bone Collector” and “The Quiet American”. With “Rabbit-Proof Fence”, Noyce began a trilogy of films that explores oppression in three different corners of the globe. In…

Retro Review: The Bone Collector

A gruesome thriller compared to movie heavyweights like “Seven” and “Silence of the Lambs”. How does it stack up? Well first here’s the premise. Paraplegic Forensics Officer Lincoln “Link” Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is asked to help in solving a series of gruesome cases. Where something is always surgically removed and linked back to the turn…

Retro Review: Quiet American

It is no wonder that this is probably the most overlooked and little seen movie of 2002. The biggest shame is that it probably should have been mentioned during the hush-hush whispering that has invigorated films like “The Hours” and “Far From Heaven”. The latter two films will probably go on to win Oscars and go down in history…