Requiem for a Heavyweight

Written by Vince Freeman Film, more than any other medium, has the power to move people by showcasing the struggle of the human condition. Heartfelt stories about authentic characters who confront harsh realities brought on by their own poor choices tend to have the most impact on an audience. There is no better example of […]

The Gambler: A Losing Proposition

Written by Vince Freeman If you have ever thought that it would be impossible to combine bleak, Russian introspective philosophy with a noir thriller, THE GAMBLER has proven you right. However, if you like movies that take themselves very seriously and have a plethora of expository, pedantic dialogue that discusses the value of one weak […]

Great Movie: L’Atalante

Written by Anthony Gagnon Consistently hailed as one of the greatest films of all time, but mostly relegated to film schools and the most obsessive of cinephiles in the US, L’Atalante is a masterpiece of poetic realism and its director, Jean Vigo, is an unsung progenitor of auteur cinema.  He was so audacious, and had […]