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A Streetcar Named Desire (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 31, 2013

Review No. 446 Directed by: Elia Kazan Screenplay by: Tennessee Williams and Oscar Saul Based on: “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams Blanche DuBois: Vivien Leigh Stanley Kowalski: Marlon Brando Stella Kowalski: Kim Hunter Harold “Mitch” Mitchell: Karl Malden A read more

Stardust Memories

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 29, 2013

Review No. 444 Directed by: Woody Allen Written by: Woody Allen Sandy Bates: Woody Allen Dorrie: Charlotte Rampling Daisy: Jessica Harper Isobel: Marie-Christine Barrault Also Starring: Amy Wright, Bob Maroff, Gabrielle Strasun, Helen Hanft, John Rothman, Tony Roberts Distributed by United Artists read more

The Golden Compass

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 26, 2013

Review No. 441 Directed by: Chris Weitz Screenplay by: Chris Weitz Based on: “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman Mrs. Coulter: Nicole Kidman Lee Scoresby: Sam Elliott Serafina Pekkala: Eva Green Lyra Belacqua: Dakota Blue Richards Lord Asriel: Daniel Craig Featuring the Voices of: Fred read more

2001: A Space Odyssey

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 8, 2013

Review No. 427 The Bottom Line: Forty-five years later and it’s still mind-blowing. Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke Based on: “The Sentinel” by Arthur C. Clarke Dr. David Bowman: Keir Dullea Dr. Frank Poole: Gary Lockwood Dr. Heywo read more

A Clockwork Orange (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 7, 2013

Review No. 426 The Bottom Line: An involving crime film that begins humorously and ends disturbingly. Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick Based on: “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess Narrated by: Malcolm McDowell Alex DeLarge: Malcolm McDowell Mr. Frank Ale read more

It Happened One Night (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 5, 2013

Review No. 424 The Bottom Line: Oh, what a joy it is! Directed by: Frank Capra Screenplay by: Robert Riskin Story by: Samuel Hopkins Adams Peter Warne: Clark Gable Ellie Andrews: Claudette Colbert Also Starring: Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson, Jameson Thomas, Roscoe K read more

Hoosiers

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 2, 2013

Review No. 422 The Bottom Line: Hoosiers: A True Underdog Story. Directed by: David Anspaugh Written by: Angelo Pizzo Coach Norman Dale: Gene Hackman Myra Fleener: Barbara Hershey Shooter: Dennis Hopper Cletus: Sheb Wooley Jimmy Chitwood: Maris Valainis Merle: Kent Poole Rade: Steve Hollar Buddy: read more

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Mar 1, 2013

Review No. 421 The Bottom Line: A landmark with “unforgettable” written all over it. Directed by: George Roy Hill Written by: William Goldman Butch Cassidy: Paul Newman The Sundance Kid: Robert Redford Etta Place: Katharine Ross Also Starring: Jeff Corey, Strother Martin, Ted Cassidy D read more

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 28, 2013

Review No. 420 The Bottom Line: Yo, ho, ho, ho, it’s quite a fun movie. Directed by: Gore Verbinski Screenplay by: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio Story by: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio & Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert Based on: Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Spar read more

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 23, 2013

Review No. 417 The Bottom Line: A step up that even prepares new audiences for the final entry/entries. Directed by: David Yates Screenplay by: Steve Kloves Based on: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint Hermi read more

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 22, 2013

Review No. 416 The Bottom Line: A depletion order in screenwriting. Directed by: David Yates Screenplay by: Michael Goldenberg Based on: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint Hermione Granger: Emma Watson Ru read more

Top Gun

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 19, 2013

Review No. 414 The Bottom Line: Oh the fun! Oh the flaws! Directed by: Tony Scott Written by: Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. “Maverick”: Tom Cruise “Goose”: Anthony Edwards “Charlie”: Kelly McGillis Carol Bradshaw: Meg Ryan “Iceman”: Val Kilmer “S read more

A Few Good Men (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 13, 2013

Review No. 410 The Bottom Line: If you haven’t seen it, you’ve committed a lifelong crime. Directed by: Rob Reiner Written by: Aaron Sorkin Based on: “A Few Good Men” by Aaron Sorkin Lt. J.G. Daniel Alistair Kaffee: Tom Cruise Col. Nathan R. Jessup: Jack Nicholson Lt. Cmdr. read more

Silver Linings Playbook (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 12, 2013

Review No. 409 The Bottom Line: It’s not your everyday romance. Directed by: David O. Russell Written by: David O. Russell Based on: “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick Patrick “Pat Jr.” Solitano: Bradley Cooper Tiffany Maxwell: Jennifer Lawrence Patrizio & read more

The King’s Speech (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 10, 2013

Review No. 408 The Bottom Line: I highly recommend this p-p-picture…“the letter ‘P’ is always difficult.” Directed by: Tom Hooper Screenplay by: David Seidler King George VI: Colin Firth Lionel Logue: Geoffrey Rush Queen Elizabeth: Helena Bonham Carter King Edward VIII: Guy Pearce King George read more

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 9, 2013

Review No. 407 The Bottom Line: The best of the series. Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Screenplay by: Steve Kloves Based on: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint Hermione Granger: Emma Watson Rubeus Hagrid: Rob read more

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 7, 2013

Review No. 405 The Bottom Line: A step up (and further) from the first entry. Directed by: Chris Columbus Screenplay by: Steve Kloves Based on: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint Hermione Granger: Emma Wats read more

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 6, 2013

Review No. 404 The Bottom Line: Captivating, despite its flaws. Directed by: Chris Columbus Screenplay by: Steve Kloves Based on: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint Hermione Granger: Emma Watson Rube read more

Groundhog Day

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 5, 2013

Review No. 403 The Bottom Line: Funny and intelligent to no discernible end. Directed by: Harold Ramis Screenplay by: Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis Story by: Danny Rubin Phil Connors: Bill Murray Rita: Andy MacDowell Larry: Chris Elliott Also Starring: Brian Doyle-Murray, Rick Ducommun, Stephen Tob read more

Cinema Paradiso (1)

Cinemaniac Reviews Posted by The Cinemaniac on Feb 3, 2013

Review No. 402 The Bottom Line: Toto, I’m afraid we’re not in Kansas anymore. Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore Screenplay by: Giuseppe Tornatore Story by: Giuseppe Tornatore Collaborating Writer: Vanna Paoli Alfredo: Philippe Noiret Toto (child): Salvatore Cascio Toto (adolescent): Marc read more
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