Mark Brian Hunter

Cinephile since 1980 when I saw Bambi on the big screen. Favorite film-makers include Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Billy Wilder, Abel Ferrara, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, James Toback, Quentin Tarantino, PT Anderson, Robert Rodriguez, Spike Jonze, Barry Levinson, Terrence Malick, Mel Brooks, Charlie Chaplin, Tony Scott, John Carpenter, Noah Baumbach, Sergio Leone, Sidney Lumet and many more. True genius at work, creating preserved pieces of art. Note to self: Watching movies is always better than not watching movies.

A Chat With Shawn Levy
A Chat With Shawn Levy

Fifteen years ago, two students from Stanford University founded Google as a privately held company. Last year alone, Google had a profit exceeding $10 billion. They have close to 45,... Read More

City Slickers DVD Review
City Slickers DVD Review

Three life-long friends, all approaching 40 and at cross-roads in their lives, set out on a two week 'fantasy' vacation. Along with a group of others, they're to transport a... Read More

Nobody's Fool DVD Review
Nobody's Fool DVD Review

Better-than-average character study on a 60-year old jack of all trades who lives in a quiet up-state New York township. In between snow plowing, construction gigs and serving breakfast at... Read More

The Fugitive DVD Review
The Fugitive DVD Review

Respected surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble is accused of murdering his wife, and from the very beginning he pleads his innocence. After he is, in fact, convicted of the crime, he's... Read More

Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer DVD Review
Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer DVD Review

Uproarious stand-up special, produced by SHOWTIME,  from comedian/actor Denis Leary (The Suicide Kings, Rescue Me), who gives a bravura, in-your-face performance. Starts out with the now-cult fav “The A$$hole Song”... Read More

127 Hours DVD Review
127 Hours DVD Review

Without telling anyone, Aron Ralston decides to go adventuring through Canyonlands National Park in Utah circa early 2003.  After helping two female hikers find their way, he continues on towards... Read More

Hobo With A Shotgun DVD Review
Hobo With A Shotgun DVD Review

Down and out, a homeless 60-something (Hauer) attempts to rid the city of the scum he despises. After witnessing an attempted robbery, he gets hold of a pump-action shotgun, declares... Read More

Raising Cain DVD Review
Raising Cain DVD Review

Complex thriller about a child psychologist named Carter Nix (Lithgow) who decides to take some time off from his practice in order to raise his young daughter. It turns out... Read More

Pulp Fiction DVD Review
Pulp Fiction DVD Review

Modern-day classic concerning honor amongst low-lives. Set in Los Angeles, several different stories come to life in this jet-black comedy, and they all wind up connecting somewhere along the way.... Read More

Get Low DVD Review
Get Low DVD Review

Based on the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, a grumpy old hermit who lived deep in the Tennessee woods. In 1938, he decided to have a ‘funeral party’ for... Read More

The Pallbearer DVD Review
The Pallbearer DVD Review

One-note rom-com about a 25 year old college graduate named Tom Thompson who still lives at home with his mom and sleeps in a bunk bed. One day he’s informed... Read More

Barney's Version DVD Review
Barney's Version DVD Review

Meet Barney Panofsky, a cigar-smoking, hard-drinking hockey fanatic from Montreal who has three marriages in his lifetime, all of which end in divorce. Despite his hardships, he manages to maintain... Read More

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead DVD Review
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead DVD Review

Two brothers (Hoffman and Hawke), both financially strapped, decide to rob a jewellery store and sail off into the sun. The store is owned by their mother and father, but... Read More

Heaven DVD Review
Heaven DVD Review

An English school teacher, living in Italy,  plants a bomb inside of a large office building, which results in the death of four innocent people. Her intention, as she explains... Read More

Miller’s Crossing DVD Review
Miller’s Crossing DVD Review

Set in 1929 Prohibition-era America, Irish mob boss Leo O’Bannon (Finney) gets in over his head when he refuses to accommodate his Italian rival Johnny Caspar (Polito).  Caspar wants to... Read More

Horrible Bosses DVD Review
Horrible Bosses DVD Review

Crude dark comedy about three friends who hate their demeaning bosses and decide the only logical thing to do is to have them killed. They hire a “murder consultant” to... Read More

Taxi Driver DVD Review
Taxi Driver DVD Review

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) is a painful and harrowing journey into the underbelly of society. A young man named Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) obtains a job as a cabbie... Read More

Batteries Not Included DVD Review
Batteries Not Included DVD Review

When a greedy land developer threatens to tear down an old apartment complex, the tenants are offered bribes to relocate. But when a small group of residents (headed by a... Read More

The Prince of Tides DVD Review
The Prince of Tides DVD Review

Based on the 1986 novel by Pat Conroy (who also co-scripted) about a conflicted Southerner named Tom Wingo (Nolte) who goes to New York after his twin sister’s latest suicide... Read More

Mr. Nobody DVD Review
Mr. Nobody DVD Review

In a futuristic society where people never die, 117 year-old Nemo Nobody, the world’s last mortal human, recalls the events of his life to a reporter in 2092. Three primary... Read More

The Town DVD Review
The Town DVD Review

Career criminal Affleck pulls off a successful bank robbery with his close-knit crew from South Boston. He winds up beginning a relationship with the very woman (Hall) they took hostage,... Read More

Solitary Man DVD Review
Solitary Man DVD Review

After a bad trip to the doctor’s office, a middle-aged car dealer begins living his life with no regard for anyone but himself. At one time a successful business mogul... Read More