Best known for his crime dramas, Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Edith Wharton’s romantic novel, The Age of Innocence is one of his most incisive works.
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What makes for a great shot? Beauty? The lens? Lighting? Combine them and you have something that amounts to more than just an image.
In adapting Peter Moffat’s original BBC series, how did Steven Zaillian and Richard Price turn it from a legal thriller into a social drama?
With its progressive attitude toward gender and sexuality, is Alan J Pakula’s 1971 film more a character study than it is a psychological thriller?
Like the novel on which it is based, Revolutionary Road so honestly probed its subject audiences stayed away. Their loss. It is Sam Mendes’ best film.
William Friedkin’s Oscar-winner may be a gritty thriller but it owes an enormous debt to a classic of 19th century American literature.
If jazz really is the authentic American art form, why are there so few great jazz movies? No matter, at least there are dozens of great jazz soundtracks.
To make a masterpiece about greed, media manipulation and McCarthyism, you hire a director whose background is in comedy.
Earning 5 Oscar nominations and $600m around the globe, the success (and controversy) of Fatal Attraction should be squarely laid at the feet of its producers.
Wes Anderson may share his surname with other directors, but there’s no mistaking his films for anybody elses.
Based on Jim Thompson’s grimey story about smalltime criminals, Stephen Frears’ film was robbed when it didn’t win a single Oscar from its four nominations.
Originally called The Bride and The Wolf, Moonstruck is as much about irritability, irrationality and mortality as it is about romance. Is that what makes it so good?
Ever shot someone? Or kissed someone? The rom-com is more reflective of our own lives than is the gangster or action-adventure. So why is it so derided?
Before the Devil wore Prada, there was Working Girl, a fairytale in New York about big hair, big shoulder pads and even bigger dreams.
Originally intended to run at four and a half hours, Sergio Leone’s gangster epic suffered greatly at the hands of its distributors.
Does anyone need an excuse like an anniversary to sit down and watch North by Northwest? Not only is it one of Hitchcock’s best, it was also his ode to himself.
LA Confidential is adapted from James Ellroy’s highly regarded crime novel that spans seven scandalous years in the life of Los Angeles.
The Bourne Trilogy was a shot in the arm to the action genre and each new installment raised the expectation as to what an action picture can do and say.
Despite his many box-office successes, critics did not hold Tony Scott in high regard. With the sad news of his death, we offer a re-evaluation of his work.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s has an enduring appeal very far removed from its literary source, Truman Capote’s novella about a Manhattan prostitute.
Nora Ephron left behind a formidable legacy of films. While most of them were romantic comedies, her impact was wider than just one genre.
Do the Right Thing was the hottest movie of 1989 and marked Spike Lee as a major director. The years since its release have not diminished its power.
1969 was an important year for the western, with Midnight Cowboy standing as a highly original addition to, and departure from, the genre.
Regarded as the greatest gangster picture of them all, the passing years have revealed Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece to be more than just a crime saga.