The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004) is a period epic that isn’t hurt by it’s technical mastery, especially rare for a biopic or historical movie of this grand a scale. UnlikeTitanic, this one has heart and soul and doesn’t feel like it’s way too long. Above all else is a masterful Oscar-nominated performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, with strong […]

Raging Bull (1980)

Truly operatic in style and scale, Raging Bull is the perfect combination of movement, music, dialog, acting, directing, and photography. The dreamlike fight sequences are like balletic interludes. The waking scenes of Jake LaMotta’s more mundane–but no less brutal–emoting are strangely compelling. In Coal Miner’s Daughter, the domestic violence is inevitable, no matter how fine […]