The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects (1995) – I tend to be amused by those Robot Chicken sketches where a heavily-accented M. Night Shyamalan jumps out and says “Vhat a tvist!” (Worth noting that in real life Shyamalan has a thoroughly American accent…) Good ol’ Night is widely credited with ushering in the age of the twist ending. … Continue reading

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Miller’s Crossing (1990) — This is a gangster movie by the Coen brothers.  That should really tell you all you need to know.  It has the violence expected of a gangster movie, only from that skewed Coen perspective.  It has noir-ish banter, only from that skewed Coen perspective.  Great cast: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden … Continue reading