The Conversation is a provocative thriller from Francis Ford Coppola that reminds us of the fine line between technology and privacy. Technology frequently comes with a cost and this film is no exception. Rather than focus on the eavesdropping victims, Coppola’s focus is on the eavesdropper himself. One can make an argument about the similarities with both political thriller Enemy of the State and comic book masterpiece The Dark Knight with how it treats privacy…"The Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola’s Masterpiece"
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Head, the 1968 psychedelic film starring The Monkees and co-written by Jack Nicholson, is a movie that is largely without a plot. After the passing of Michael Nesmith, I decided that I would finally get around to watching Head. Unfortunately, because of my schedule, I finally got around to watching the 85-minute long film on Friday afternoon. In December 2010, The Criterion Collection released the film on Blu-ray and DVD as a way of celebrating…"Head: The Monkees Film…Is A Movie"
In spite of the logistical challenges in putting the film together, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a Steven Spielberg classic. Much like George Lucas and Star Wars, Steven Spielberg also continued working on Close Encounters. Ultimately, Spielberg kept working on it and gave us his ultimate version in 1998. Most of the reason for the Special Edition is because the studio wanted to go inside of the ship. In the end, Spielberg would…"Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Classic"
Dick, the political satire starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams, manages to hold up twenty years after its theatrical release in 1999. The political comedy re-imagines the Watergate scandal through the lens of a pair of high school students. Not surprisingly, the film opens on the night of the break-in. On this night, Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) are writing a letter. The duo hope to win a date with singer…"Dick: Political Satire Holds Up 20 Years Later"