dennis farina

Notebook Reviews: SNATCH

Guy Ritchie – 2000. Guy Ritchie’s Snatch is an enjoyable enough gangster flick. There’s a good cast who deliver some interesting performances – most notably the mighty Dennis Farina, Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro and Vinnie [...]

September 23, 2023

Notebook Reviews: OUT OF SIGHT

Steven Soderbergh – 1998. Out Of Sight is as slick and fun crime film from director Steven Soderbergh. If you need an example of a movie in which all the elements come together in a perfect way, then this is it. The direction is superb, the [...]

September 20, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Mann’s THIEF

Michael Mann films have always been about restraint and precision and this was never more evident than in Thief. Mann made his big screen directing debut with this 1981 film which sees James Caan as a career criminal whose well planned existence [...]

August 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: STRIKING DISTANCE

Rowdy Herrington – 1993 Striking Distance is an enjoyable enough, if unspectacular Bruce Willis vehicle. It lacks spark and the workman like direction and flat script don’t make for much excitement.  The film has a few good moments but [...]

February 21, 2021

We’ve Lost Dennis Farina; One Of The Good Guys

Dennis Farina was one of the good guys (literally, he was cop before he became an actor). Farina was the type of performer who could enhance a movie, even if he was in just one scene. He’s most famous for his tough guy roles, but he could deliver [...]

July 22, 2013