Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on Blu-ray

I am always game for a Guy Ritchie film. I was even a fan of the ridiculously pretentious and flawed Revolver. Style over substance is okay with me. Most of the time.  There’s not quite anyone who can find the humor and brutality of the British underworld like him.  Mike Leigh is pretty good at the underworld part, but his movies aren’t that funny (except for Happy-Go-Lucky).  I was interested in seeing the first Sherlock Holmes movie... Read More

The Films of Guy Ritchie

If Guy Ritchie has any talent, it’s in visual flair. Which makes this video more enjoyable than most of his films. Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr., the film’s creator, had the good sense not to even mention Swept Away in this mash up of some of the filmmaker’s greatest mooments. I can personally forgive him for putting so much Robert Downey Jr. in there, but it’s a travesty we don’t see more of Thandie Newton. Either way, the... Read More

RocknRolla

All hail the return of return of Guy Ritchie.  Granted, RocknRolla isn’t as fanastic as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, or even Snatch, but this is a stylish, trhilling ride that isn’t plagued with the affected gravitas that doomed his latest projects. RocknRolla features a stellar cast.  Gerard Butler co-stars as One Two, a small time gangster who’s mixed up with some very, very bad people.  Thandie Newton plays Stella,... Read More