Category: Film Spotlight

Film Spotlight: Al Pacino as Shylock

  I believe Shylock is one of the more interesting characters created from William Shakespeare and The Merchant of Venice one of my favorite plays. Have you seen the 2004 film version starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, and Lynn Collins? Directed and…

Film Spotlight: Run, Lola, Run

In 1998, the German foreign film, Lola Rennt, a philosophical, crime thriller debuted and received many accolades including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Tom Tykwer is the man. He wrote the script, directed it, and created the fabulous techno score. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ea0mG4ahRk…

Film Spotlight: Gods and Monsters

What do you think of Bill Condon as a director/writer? Did you agree he deserved the 2013 Gold Raspberry Award for Worst Director with the film, Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2?  He was on fire in the 2000s. He wrote the screenplay and directed…