For reasons that have never been made clear to me, Martin Scorsese decided not to make “Clockers.” The film was set up at Universal Studios, Scorsese picked Robert De Niro to play Rocco, the lead, and Richard Price (who wrote the riveting screenplay for Scorsese’s “The Color of Money”) wrote the adaptation from his bestselling… Continue reading Clockers

The Crying Game

Neil Jordan’s “The Crying Game” is about transformation above all else, how honest, self realization can create a personal metamorphosis within ourselves. Specifically, it’s about how love can act as either a blindfold, eclipsing the truth, or an unveiled curtain that sets us free. The opening shot is a deception of sorts, as the camera… Continue reading The Crying Game