1990s, 3/4, Martin Scorsese, Review, Thriller

Cape Fear (1991)

#22 in my ranking of Martin Scorsese's films. It seems like most directors want to make a tribute to Hitchcock at some point in their careers. Zemeckis did it with What Lies Beneath, and even the original Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson was an homage to the then living master. Scorsese comes along and… Continue reading Cape Fear (1991)

1980s, 3.5/4, Action, James Cameron, Review, Science Fiction

The Terminator

#2 in my ranking of the Terminator franchise. This is a testament to the power of craft in building a movie. Made inexpensively but never feeling cheap, James Cameron's first full directing credit (he worked a grand four production days on his first credited directing job, Piranha II: The Spawning) has the kind of polish… Continue reading The Terminator