My Favorite Movie Scenes and Set Pieces

When watching a movie, nothing make me happier than seeing a well-executed scene or set piece.  With that in mind, I’ve decided to post movie scenes that either gave me chills, made my heart race, or made things a little dusty.  You’ll notice most of these clips involve a really good soundtrack.

A couple of parameters though.  I tried to avoid any iconic scenes (“You can’t handle the truth!”) or climactic endings.  Additionally, I’m no movie technician so I can’t really break down any of these scenes from any other point of view than that of a fan. Continue reading

Review: Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks

What can be said about Captain Phillips? Well, for a start, it’s directed by Paul Greengrass; the man behind gut-punch 9/11 docu-drama United 93. It stars every man’s favourite every man, Tom Hanks, and it is based on a true story. One so high profile, I’d wager that 90% of those who watch the film will already know the ending. So how on Earth, even with such widely chronicled details of the event, does Captain Phillips manage to remain so bloody tense and stressful until the final credits!?

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