Tag: williammonahan

Review: THE GAMBLER, Addiction? What Addiction?

Mark Wahlberg cries in the very first moment of The Gambler, immediately distinguishing his character from the one played by James Caan in the 1974 original. (His name is different too. ) Jim Bennett says goodbye to his dying grandfather...

Blu-Ray Review: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Ultimate Edition - A Primer for EXODUS

A decade before Ridley Scott brought Exodus: Gods and Kings to the big screen, he tackled another epic about religion, faith and pragmatism. Kingdom of Heaven was Scott's film about the Crusades, a rousing, rambunctious film that tried to...

LONDON BOULEVARD Review

For his directorial debut, the Oscar-winning writer of THE DEPARTED, William Monahan opts for another gangster tale, this time adapting Ken Bruen's cockney gangster novel LONDON BOULEVARD. The story centres around Mitchell (Colin Farrell), a newly released convict looking...