Gangs of New York Is A Flawed Epic

Gangs of New York may have a lot to enjoy about the film but at the end of the day, it is a flawed epic and well short of being a masterpiece. In many ways, this is the history of New York City according to Martin Scorsese.  The script itself is based on Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs of New York.  However, it gets an original screenplay nomination because they drift so far from the book’s…

"Gangs of New York Is A Flawed Epic"

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Another Spielberg Classic

Following Raiders, Steven Spielberg gets back to science fiction and gives us his most personal film in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. I have a confession to make.  It wasn’t until the late 1990s/early 2000s before I watched E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.  A lot of this is because I am prone to nightmares and like Mars, Inc. at the time, I thought E.T. was scary.  Let me tell you how wrong I am for this line of thinking.…

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Another Spielberg Classic"