Author Archive: Adam Mohrbacher
Adam Mohrbacher is a freelance film critic who has been published online with filmophilia.com, examiner.com and of course Film Monthly. He loves the work of Ryan Gosling, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In the mid-90‘s, before Hugh Jackman grew out the mutton chops, and long before Superman would return to an apathetic public, an outrageously young director named Bryan Singer would craft a small twisty film called “The Usual Suspects.” Not only did “Suspects” become critically and commercially successful (allowing Singer to unleash the first of what […]
With his shock of grease-ball hair and ostentatiously tattooed body the always malleable actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, deserves some serious props for creating a vivid character with a brutal resonance. Free from the stagnancy and stoicism that defined his Arthur in Chris Nolan’s monolithic Inception, Gordon-Levitt’s title role in Hesher allows the actor to go back […]
Almost 20 years have come and gone since John Wayne Gacy, one of the most infamous mass murderers to ever wreak havoc across the United States, was put to death for his grisly handwork. For the small portion of people who remain unfamiliar with Gacy’s story, the ghoulishly titled, “Killer Clown”, was convicted of a […]
The new documentary film, I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, adopts its genius title from maybe the most powerful and subtextually disturbing scenes from The Godfather Part Two. In this scene Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone, his eyes hollow and inhuman, stalks through a ballroom in Havana, Cuba. Coming across his ostracized older brother […]
In the opening of A Call Girl there is a scene which serves as an effective introduction to the titular character, while at the same time obliterating the comical stereotypes of prostitution found in Hollywood fluff fare such as Pretty Woman. Aleksandra, our young heroine, treads carefully through the plush exteriors of a downtown hotel. […]
Violence has been an integral quality of film since its inception. From the wild antics of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp to modern day meditations such as Irreversible, Fight Club, or Eastern Promises, violence has nearly always been present. Used sparsely and responsibly on-screen movie violence can carry enormous power. It has the ability to launch […]