11 Reasons Why “Brick” Is A Modern Classic of American Cinema

Rian Johnson’s directorial debut, Brick, scooped the Special Jury Prize for Originality of vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which he wrote after leaving film school, took him around seven years to gather the funding for and then around twenty days to shoot. It’s a film noir with a difference, set in […]

12 Reasons Why “12 Angry Men” Is A Masterpiece of American Cinema

Sidney Lumet’s 1957 theatrical debut offering currently occupies the number 5 slot in IMDb’s Top 10, perched neatly above such illustrious entries as Schindler’s List and Pulp Fiction. It’s the oldest film in that group, the shortest, the only one entirely shot in black and white (if only because of a girl in a red […]