Tag Archives: Charlton Heston

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

What impressed me the most about Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), a restart of the Planet of the Apes franchise, was the sheer effort that the writers, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and director, Rupert Wyatt, exerted … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five Film Favorites: Guilty Pleasures

This week’s list of five was prompted by “Guilty Pleasures by Mike White,” which was posted last month. Inspiration is always welcomed. Besides, if this isn’t the perfect season in which to celebrate our own peculiar proclivities, what part of … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Five Film Favorites: Film Noir

We’re told the term “film noir” was first applied to stylish and cynical American crime dramas in 1946. A French critic, Nino Frank, used it in an article about films made in the USA during World War II that he … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment