Eugene Morris Jerome (Matthew Broderick), a 20-year-old Jewish Brooklynite is drafted into the United States Army during the last year of World War II and sent to Biloxi, Mississippi for basic training. While there, he learns to cope with fellow soldiers from all walks of life, falls in love, and loses his virginity in less than ideal circumstances, all while having to cope with an eccentric drill instructor (Christopher Walken).
Directed by by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon
Matthew Broderick as Eugene Morris Jerome
Christopher Walken as Sergeant First Class Merwin J. Toomey
Penelope Ann Miller as Daisy Biloxi Blues, 1988 — Movie Review w/ 1Silva Great 80s Movies on Twitter
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: James Cagney, Norman Mailer, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif, Elizabeth McGovern, and Debbie Allen Ragtime, 1981 — Movie Review w/ 1Silva Logan’s Movie Reviews on Twitter More →
Gangster Sonny is the big man in the Bronx neighborhood of an Italian small boy named Calogero. A shooting witnessed by the boy (nicknamed C) is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disapproves. C grows up under the wing of both men, torn between his own natural honesty and his fascination with Sonny. C’s neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, and racial fights. When C falls for an African American girl, things don’t get any easier. C’s leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love. A Bronx Tale, 1993 — Movie Review w/ 1Silva Here Logan’s Movie Reviews on Twitter More →
Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returns home to New York’s Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie (Gary Oldman) who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie (Ed Harris). Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie’s sister Kathleen (Robin Wright). Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.
A policeman is recruited by a drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This ‘ugly side of the war on drugs’ explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation.
Affliction, 1998, Written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks.
Affliction tells the story of Wade Whitehouse, a small-town policeman in New Hampshire. Detached from the people around him, including a dominating father and a divorced wife, he becomes obsessed with the solving of a fatal hunting accident, leading to a series of tragic events.
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Fresh, 1994, written and directed by Boaz Yakin in his film directorial debut, and produced by Lawrence Bender.
An emotional coming of age story, it offers a realistic glimpse of the dangerous life in New York City’s projects during the crack epidemic.
Michael, nicknamed Fresh (portrayed by Sean Nelson), is a 12-year old kid running drugs for gangsters, notably Esteban (Giancarlo Esposito). Inspired by the chess lessons of his father, an alcoholic speed-chess master (Samuel L. Jackson), Fresh devises and executes a brilliant plan to extricate himself and his drug-addicted sister (N’Bushe Wright) from their hopeless lives.