Fantasia

Fantasia (1940) Director: Various "What you're going to see are the designs and pictures and stories that music inspired in the minds and imaginations of a group of artists. In other words, these are not going to be the interpretations of trained musicians which I think is all to the good." ★★★★★ Remarkably, Fantasia is … Continue reading Fantasia

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Director: Gore Verbinski "This Is The Day You Will Always Remember As The Day You Almost Caught Captain Jack Sparrow" ★★★☆☆ The first installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean is a fun adventure, albeit excessively reliant on computer-generated-imagery. It is a welcome return … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Director: John Sturges “The Old Man was right. Only the farmers won. We lost. We’ll always lose.” ★★★★★ The Magnificent Seven is Hollywood's amazing re-imagining of Akira Kurosawa's brilliant Seven Samurai (which was, itself, inspired by classic John Ford Westerns). John Sturges offers a star-studded and grippingly simple tale about seven … Continue reading The Magnificent Seven