John Cusack stars as an assassin who goes to his high school reunion in this satire of 80s nostalgia and 90s values.
John Woo, the action maestro of Hong Kong cinema, is working at the top of his game in this double-barreled revenge thriller built around an absurd premise, outsized emotions, and one show-stopping action set-piece after another.
“Something’s wrong. The birds are all gone. The animals too.” Hayao Miyazaki recasts the mythic tale of man’s dominion over the Earth with an animist mythology and a conservationist message in Princess Mononoke (Japan, 1997), his rich fantasy of the battle between the forest spirits and the industrial revolution. Set in the era of Japan’s […]
Quentin Tarantino’s challenge with Jackie Brown (1997) was how make someone else’s story—Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, to be specific—his own. His solution: set it in his own reference riddled world. From the film’s opening shot—a quote from The Graduate overlaid with early seventies movie lettering and set to a Motown tune—we know we’re in Tarantino […]