All posts by Carl Doherty

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).
The Pianist

The Pianist Movie Review

2002 Dir: Roman Polanski Script: Ronald Harwood Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann Convinced that the Second World War will soon end, radio pianist Władysław Szpilman (Brody) and his family are forced into the Warsaw Ghetto. Narrowly escaping deportation to Treblinka, Szpilman lives in hiding, relying on charity from German sympathisers. Eventually reduced to scavenging from […]

Crank

Crank Movie Review

2006 Dir: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Script: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam Hitman Chev Chelios (Statham) has been injected with a unique poison that will kill him if his heart slows. Some filmmakers study the medium as one might a language, striving to understand its intricate workings. […]

Barton Fink

Barton Fink Film Review

1991 Dir: Joel Coen Script: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis Deluded, pompous New York socialist playwright Barton Fink (Torturro) undergoes personal and professional deconstruction after moving to Los Angeles to write a wrestling movie for Capitol Pictures. Barton begins to suffer from writer’s block, a […]

Secuestro Express

Secuestro Express Film Review

2005 Dir: Jonathan Jakobowitz Script: Jonathan Jakobowitz Cast: Mía Maestro, Jean Paul Leroux, Ruben Blades Were you to exit Secuestro Express five minutes in, you’d be forgiven for dismissing it as Lock Stock’s impoverished South American cousin. Grainy DV longs shots diverge with flashy character introductions, with Secuestro’s downtrodden scum introduced by baseball card profiles. […]