A treasure worth 16 million. Sounds great, doesn't it. But before you get there, you have to start small. You'll pick bottles each worth 3 cents. You'll use fake checks to steal. And, at some point, when the opportunity seems too good to be true, you'll kill someone for 10 000. That's the American Dream. People don't come here to stay, they come to leave once they find their success.
Two ex-cons plan the perfect crime and find that crime doesn't pay as much as they thought. It's difficult to know where to begin in praising this amazing motion picture, a veritable landmark of American cinema. It's a disturbing film and offers no easy answers regarding its subject matter. Not sure how relevant it is to my high opinion of the film but I'm anti-capital punishment. Make of that what you will.
An unimaginative retelling of a Titanic novel. Apart form some iconic photography from Conrad Hall, this adaptation fails to administer the impact of the classic book. Each scene strives to repeat written dialogue and factual information verbatim. The effect makes quite a dull movie. It's less an adaptation and more of a report. It's hastily made and topped with dry, mechanical acting.
Alongside Kurosawa's High And Low, this masterpiece from Richard Brooks has to be one of the best police procedural movies ever made. Based on Truman Capote's equally brilliant book, this is the true story of the hunt for the killers of a Kansas family. Featuring a super cool jazz score from Quincy Jones and wonderful widescreen cinematography from Conrad Hall, this is quite simply one of the best films of the 60's..