A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – Stage to screen adaptations can be tricky. Enough of them are great that there’s no cause to automatically be skeptical going into one, but there are also more than a few that hit the mark. When you factor in the fact that Tennessee Williams often wrote about homosexuality and … Continue reading

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957) – For decades upon decades we have seen courtroom drama after courtroom drama. There’s something compelling about our justice system (well… in movies anyway). Coutnless movies and even more TV shows have taken us into the courtroom to watch lawyers do their thing to defend or prosecute some defendant (or in … Continue reading

Network (1976)

Network (1976) – The following article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 29 April 2011. “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a … Continue reading

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

  Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) — Network is one of my favorite movies and Dog Day Afternoon is pretty damn good so a while back I bought the Blu-Ray of Sidney Lumet’s latest film and several months later finally got around to watching it.  Let me tell you, if you’ve ever felt … Continue reading