Reviews

Fury (2014)

It’s April 1945. The war is almost over and the Allies are making their final push into battle-torn Germany. Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) commands a tank nicknamed “Fury” and its veteran crew. These men have all been together since the North African Campaign two years earlier, so they’re brothers in arms, ready to fight until the bitter end. Private […]

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Reviews

The Foreigner (2017)

Jackie Chan is back in business. This time he’s in something a little more weighty. The Foreigner is a one-man vendetta film, very much in the vein of Taken. It’s an adaption of Stephen Leather’s novel, The Chinaman. Chan, in his sixties, still has enough juice left to pump out an engrossing performance. He plays Quan Ngoc Minh, a restaurant owner, […]

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Features, Lists

The Best Movie Fight Scenes

From bare-knuckle brawls to climactic battles, fight scenes are a key component of the action genre. The best fights scenes are chaotic and gritty and make us want to double down on our combat training. Suffice to say I have never been in a fight and claim no expertise in filming a fight scene! Regardless, […]

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Essential, Reviews

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

The first John Wick is the definition of a sleeper hit. When it dropped in 2015, it looked like another generic revenge movie, but it turned out to be a terrific, action blast. John Wick: Chapter 2 is bigger, bloodier and builds on everything that happened in its predecessor. You better believe it: the second chapter is […]

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Features, Reviews

Lost Memories: Memento & The Bourne Identity

Imagine you lose your memory and forget your past. Everyone becomes a stranger… What would you do? Would you reinvent yourself or try to find your identity? Memory loss is a key feature in Memento and The Bourne Identity. I’m looking into both films in one article. Memento (2000) Leonard (Guy Pearce) looks at a photograph of a dead guy when Memento starts. The […]

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Reviews

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Usually, the only time a cold war espionage movie becomes fast-paced is when someone gets gunned down by a silencer. This is not the case in Atomic Blonde, a spy thriller with a ’80s retro vibe. It’s one of the coolest action movies of the year. And I’ll say this: if Charlize Theron turned up in […]

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Reviews

Snowpiercer (2013)

Sky’s the limit in this top quality sci-fi epic. Snowpiercer is a brilliant movie for everybody and it will live through word of mouth. So, here I am telling you about it. I think I’m in love; it’s entertaining as hell! It has comedy, action, tragedy and social satire. It’s great stuff, all the more so […]

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Reviews

Wheelman (2017)

Now, this is what I’m talking about! Wheelman is a no-nonsense, beat-the-clock thriller that traps you in a car with Frank Grillo for 82 minutes. It’s the kind of movie that’s better with the volume cranked up. You might want to bring some friends over because it’s high tempo and makes you want to cheer […]

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Essential, Reviews

Easy Rider (1969)

Reigning as one of the most iconic films in cinema history, I had to watch Easy Rider. A film shot on real locations with a young Jack Nicholson and made on a budget of $55,000, I had no idea what I was in for. But with a tagline of “A man went looking for America … and […]

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Reviews

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

A fate worse than death: becoming a zombie – as seen in hundreds of movies about zombie invasions. Many are brilliant and some are so ridiculous and cheesy, but we can’t get enough of them, can we? Wyrmwood is another entry in the flesh-eating canon. I wasn’t expecting much from this micro-budget “B” movie, but it was one […]

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Essential, Reviews

Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Let’s face facts, when it comes to films, Quentin Tarantino does things his own way and he doesn’t care who he offends or annoys. (Just thought I’d put it out there.) Now, I’m not a die-hard QT fan. I like most of his films, but I don’t jump on the Tarantino train every day of […]

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Reviews

Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK (2017)

Given that Dunkirk has left critics in a frenzy with praise, I was surprised that I didn’t feel the same way when I saw it at the cinema.  Looks like I’m in the minority, but I did not love this film. Don’t get me wrong, I loved aspects of it, like the practical effects, the camera work […]

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