Now this one may seem more of a surprise in the category of favourites of my collection, but I’ve owned it for years and this review will explain why I enjoy it. Jonny Lee Miller plays Dade Murphy, also known as notorious hacker Zero Cool who was arrested at the age of 11 for crashing 1507 systems in one day and banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday; when that day finally arrives his skills lead him to meet new friends and discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, unless they can use their skills as hackers to stop it. Also starring Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason, Renoly Santiago, Fisher Stevens, Alberta Watson, Lorraine Bracco and Wendell Pierce. Continue reading “Review: Hackers”
In the second instalment of the new section: Friday Favourites, another from the 70s, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s (Cleopatra, Guys and Dolls, All About Eve) Sleuth starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. A man who loves games invites his wife’s new lover to his house, where he begins a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. Continue reading “Review: Sleuth”
There may still be many unfamiliar with this 70s classic, but there are also plenty who rightly love its quirky and unique nature which is why it feels like the perfect film to be the first of the new section; reviewing favourites from my film collection. Directed by Hal Ashby and written by Colin Higgins, starring Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner and Ellen Greer. A young man obsessed with death and suicide meets a 79 year old eccentric and lively woman at a funeral with whom he develops an instant bond.