Monday, October 21, 2019

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Dog Eat Dog Review

Dog Eat Dog is the latest directorial effort from Paul Schrader, who is perhaps most famous for penning such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Yakuza. The Martin Scorsese directed Taxi Driver contains Travis Bickle’s infamous monologue in which he proclaims “All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies. Sick,...

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Review

It’s unceremoniously tanked in the States, so what kind of reception can Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword expect as it arrives this week?Do you know your Uther Pendragons from your Mordred's?  If King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is anything to go by, director Guy Ritchie certainly doesn’t.  Not that it’s prevented him from making his...

Equals DVD Review

A dystopian love story is one thing director Drake Doremus digs into his creative pot to bring to life in Equals – This gray and robotic world, however, should have been left for dead as its plot is just as dreary as the visual landscape and locations the audience is presented with. Although Doremus has brought the frustrations and tenderness...

Bastille Day Review – Idris Elba kicks some serious ass.

If Idris Elba hadn’t made a strong enough case to be a contender to take over the reins from Daniel Craig as Bond then his kick ass, slick fight scenes and his deadpan face in Bastille Day surely has to put him right at the top of the list for the most prestigious role an actor could hope for....

The Commuter Review

If there is one thing, you can guarantee from a Liam Neeson action thriller it’s the cliché plot and the predictability of its outcome hurtling at high speed throughout the storyline. Although The Commuter is a fun Friday night pleaser, it refuses to budge that gear stick as Neeson begins to make his final bow in a genre that has graced his career.Neeson teams up yet again for his fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra, in a surprisingly fun yet forgettable race against...

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Back in 2012, the decision to cast Hollywood high-flyer Tom Cruise as towering and built ex-army major Jack Reacher wasn’t met with unanimous praise. At 5 ft 7, Cruise certainly doesn’t reach the heights of 6 ft 5 Jack Reacher. But the author of the current 21 book spanning novel series featuring the character, Lee Child, hinted that the casting...

Gemini Man Review

Sharply clinical action sequences and digital technical prowess fails to ignite the thrills. Filmmaker Ang Lee ventures into the digital de-ageing trend of modern cinema with this Will Smith offering, it’s a trend that comes with a fine line of balance to mix realistic visuals with a gripping and a well thought out script. Well, if you are hoping this...

I.T. Review

In a world that’s just seen a third series of technology horror anthology Black Mirror, it’s impossible not to compare thrillers with the same theme to the standard which the show has created, which is a test Pierce Brosnan-starring film I.T.  must also face. Despite the challenging circumstances, I.T is overall a surprisingly worthy action-thriller centred around the idea of...