David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ is a masterwork not to be missed

Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey in 'Glengarry Glen Ross'
Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

[rating=4]Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Johnathan Price
Director(s): David Mamet
Writer(s): David Mamet, Based upon his Play

Even as Quentin Tarantino continues to ride a tide of popularity for his witty, self-consciously hip banter, there is still one undisputed, heavy weight champion of brilliant screen dialogue.

David Mamet.

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ is an unsung masterpiece

Fernando Tieve gets creepy in 'The Devil's Backbone'
Fernando Tieve gets creepy in ‘The Devil’s Backbone’

[rating=4]Starring: Fernando Tieve, Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi
Director(s): Guillermo Del Toro
Writer(s): Guillermo Del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Munoz

When the opportunity presented itself for me to return to journalism, I pounced on it. Years after my self-imposed retirement, I began writing DVD reviews for this site because I knew it offered the perfect opportunity to do something I really love to do: champion movies — great movies — movies that slipped under the radar of even the most film-savvy cinephiles. Case in point, The Devil’s Backbone.

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