The Untouchables: Kevin Costner and Sean Connery battles Robert De Niro’s ‘Al Capone’ for the soul of Chicago in Brian De Palma’s bravura gangland Opus

The Untouchables(1987), written by David Mamet and Directed by Brian De Palma, is the big screen adaptation of the eponymous T.V. Series, with Kevin Costner playing Elliot Ness and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. "It's like a John Ford western. A good guy is on a mission and gets help. At the end he … Continue reading The Untouchables: Kevin Costner and Sean Connery battles Robert De Niro’s ‘Al Capone’ for the soul of Chicago in Brian De Palma’s bravura gangland Opus

A Bridge too Far: Richard Attenborough’s spectacular, authoritative, all-star cast WWII epic is exhausting but audacious in its depiction of the Allies’ biggest military fiasco

A Bridge too far(1977), directed by Richard Attenborough from Cornelius Ryan's book, is an all-star cast, historically accurate, and spectacularly mounted war epic that truthfully tries to delve into the reasons behind one of the biggest Allied military failures in World War II. Major General Urquhart: I took 10,000 of our finest troops to Arnhem; … Continue reading A Bridge too Far: Richard Attenborough’s spectacular, authoritative, all-star cast WWII epic is exhausting but audacious in its depiction of the Allies’ biggest military fiasco

Dr. No: Sean Connery’s hypnotic charisma ensures that the first James Bond film remains a most satisfying watch

Dr. No(1962) is the first of the¬†glossy, action-packed spy thrillers featuring the character of James Bond created by Ian Fleming. The Bond film franchise would go on to become the most popular and durable film franchises in movie history. Sean Connery, who played Bond in a total of 7 films, would go on to become … Continue reading Dr. No: Sean Connery’s hypnotic charisma ensures that the first James Bond film remains a most satisfying watch

Murder on the Orient Express: ‘The Grand Hotel’ of murder mysteries is a grand tribute to the golden age of Hollywood

Murder on the Orient Express(1974) , based on Agatha Christie's famous novel, is a glossy, star studded murder mystery directed by Sidney Lumet. The film boasts an all-star cast consisting of Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall and others, topped off by a highly enjoyable performance by Albert Finney as detective Hercules Poirot. When the … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express: ‘The Grand Hotel’ of murder mysteries is a grand tribute to the golden age of Hollywood

Shalako: Taking a break from playing James Bond, Sean Connery starred in this old-fashioned Western adventure that’s reasonably entertaining

Shalako(1968), starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot, is a Western adventure directed by Edward Dmytryk. Connery made the film during his temporary sabbatical from James Bond, and it's the only western he ever made. Sean Connery as a cowboy is as alien a concept as a British Western. But in 1968 both these unusual concepts … Continue reading Shalako: Taking a break from playing James Bond, Sean Connery starred in this old-fashioned Western adventure that’s reasonably entertaining

Goldfinger: Sean Connery’s James Bond is fully formed in this definitive Bond Blockbuster that set the template for the subsequent films in the series

 Goldfinger(1964) is the third film in the James Bond series and the first Bond Blockbuster. Apart from being the film that kicked off the Bond Phenomenon, it's also a very sleek, sophisticated  spy thriller in the  spirit of the best in the genre, with Sean Connery giving, what i consider, his most confident, well-rounded performance … Continue reading Goldfinger: Sean Connery’s James Bond is fully formed in this definitive Bond Blockbuster that set the template for the subsequent films in the series