Star Trek: TOS – S01E23, A Taste Of Armageddon

A Taste Of Armageddon is a very strange episode: it’s based on a funny basic idea, it carries a beautiful pacifist message, it’s beautifully realized, but it left me with some doubts. The Enterprise is headed to the planet Eminiar in the NGC321 star system for a diplomatic mission: it must establish relations with the … More Star Trek: TOS – S01E23, A Taste Of Armageddon

Young Sherlock Holmes / Pyramid Of Fear: Incomparable (English)

Finally, here I am writing about Young Sherlock Holmes (it’s also known with the alternative title Pyramid Of Fear), the 1985 film written by Chris Columbus and directed by Barry Levinson. Why finally? Because this is undoubtedly one of the movies I love the most, and not only because the protagonist is a young version … More Young Sherlock Holmes / Pyramid Of Fear: Incomparable (English)

Escape From New York: Impressive On All Fronts (English)

Escape from New York is one of the few box office successes of John Carpenter (although it was a low budget film, costing just 6 million dollars of the time). Despite being very young when he made it, the director rose to fame with Halloween (1978), which he directed two years after his splendid Assault On … More Escape From New York: Impressive On All Fronts (English)

The Lives Of Others: Fascinating (English)

Das leben der anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006) is the first movie directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. What a debut! The film takes place in East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR) in 1984, its protagonist is captain of the Staatssicherheitsdienst (more commonly known as Stasi), the secret police of that time, and it’s incredibly … More The Lives Of Others: Fascinating (English)