Films often serve up amazing deep and detailed characters, the lead stars, the pivotal catalysts of intriguing storylines and many fan bois and gurls spend hours writing fan fiction and dressing up trying to connect with these amazing personalities.
At the opposite end of the spectrum there are the odd characters who seem to be forgotten, cast by the wayside and often have a miserable existence, well I’m going to pay homage to those orphaned characters, often not even good enough to be a sidekick and mostly used as cannon fodder.
I’m kicking off these (potential) series with Stathis Borans. Continue reading The life and times of Stathis Borans.
05.Bad Timing (1980)
A strange brooding drama starring Art Garfunkel as a uni professor who has an affair with his student, but the young girl; still full of life and seeing the “relationship” as a fling is soon off doing her things as his obsession grows into possession and things between them become dangerous, add her depression into the mix and we have ourselves a crime of passion or do we? Keitel plays a Columbo style cop who is on the case, he’s pretty central to the story and could have had more on screen time but he’s memorable and really developed the character in the time given. 7/10
Continue reading Spotlight – Harvey Keitel
Roberto has long been a highly rated actor and he has given us some of the best performances of all time, without a doubt if he was cast in a movie it was going to be a hit and certainly unmissable, lately his career has turned into a joke and while I appreciate that it’s easy acting for him I can’t personally see him make a fool out of himself with a lot of these modern comedies but I can still appreciate the older most concrete films. I think one of the reasons why his comic roles don’t always gel well with me is that in most of his films he’s so serious and dark, when he gives “that stare” he makes me quake in my boots… Continue reading Spotlight- Robert De Niro