Top 10 Hitman Movies

Hitman Criteria: Story must focus on a working contract killer at least in part. No former assassin, revenge driven stories (Bourne Series, Kill Bill), no serial killers, and no movies with only minor hitman characters (Layer Cake).


10) Collateral (2004)

Fairly clever take on the genre with an assassin using a taxi driver to shuttle him for target to target. One of Tom Cruise’s better recent film adventures.

Read more of this post


10 Great Performances by children

Natalie Portman

Mathilda – The Professional (1994)

Age: 13

  • Excellent portrayal of a troubled girl whose maturity is well beyond her years.

Read more of this post

Worth a Watch: France

Part one of a (hopefully) multi-part Worth a Watch series.

Each segment will feature a few movies (some popular, others not) from a specific
country/region that I have seen and enjoyed.


Nikita (1990) & Léon (1994)

1990’s awesomeness, style over substance, and teeming with violence; Luc Besson at his finest. Both are must watches for action fans and for those who think French cinema is all about art and surrealism (& cheese). Nikita spawned a forgettable Hollywood remake starring Bridget Fonda (Point of No Return). Léon features strong performances from Jean Reno, a young Natalie Portman, and a over-the-top (typical) Gary Oldman. Also reaffirms Jean Reno’s status as France’s resident BAMF. Read more of this post