True Romance

True Romance (1993)

True Romance first published by Little White Lies, as entry 131 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Every romance has its meet-cute. In the case of Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) and Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette), the meet-cute takes place in a Detroit movie theatre, announcing to the viewer (also originally in a theatre) that Tony Scott‘s…

Babel

Babel (2006)

Babel first published by EyeforFilm Forming the last in a loose trilogy of films made by director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, Babel follows their signature formula, offering multiple narratives that ripple and sprawl out of a single violent incident. And while it may lack the energetic freshness of their earlier Amores Perros (2000), and…

World

World War Z (2013)

Review first published by Cinetalk. Few will enter World War Z entirely unprepared. Some might have read Max (son of Mel) Brooks’ polydiegetic source novel. Many will have heard the stories of a plagued production, ever-changing personnel, multiple rewrites and even extensive reshoots, leading to a long-delayed release. And most will be aware of its…