Gary Oldman Fights for Innocence in BackWoods

BackWoods. 2006. Dir. Koldo Serra. Screenplay by Serra & Jon Sagalá. Starring Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Jon Ariño, Lluís Homar, and Kandido Uranga. Lionsgate. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★1/2 (DVD release) This is one of those films I may never have heard of, if only maybe for a late night search spreeContinue reading “Gary Oldman Fights for Innocence in BackWoods”

Rate this:

William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins

Cruising. 1980. Directed & Written by William Friedkin; adapted from the novel by Gerald Walker. Starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, and Joe Spinell. Warner Brothers. Rated R. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (DVD release) Cruising came about for William Friedkin in a number of ways: through his own observations aboutContinue reading “William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins”

Rate this:

John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Action on a Sweet Soundtrack

Assault on Precinct 13. 1976.  Directed & Written by John Carpenter.  Starring Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charlie Cyphers, and Nancy Kyes.  Image Entertainment.  Rated R.  91 minutes.  Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★ (DVD release)Assault on Precinct 13 is one of the best action thrillers of all-time. It’s probably my personal favourite if IContinue reading “John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Action on a Sweet Soundtrack”

Rate this:

Cold Prey III is the Birth of Fear

Fritt Vilt III (English title: Cold Prey 3). 2010. Dir. Mikkel Braenne Sandemose. Screenplay by Peder Fuglerud & Lars Gudmestad; story by Martin Sundland. Starring Ida Marie Bakkerud, Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen, Pål Stokka, Arthur Berning, Sturla Rui, Terje Ranes, and Nils Johnson. T2 Entertainment. Not Rated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★ I’m in the the tiny little column of peopleContinue reading “Cold Prey III is the Birth of Fear”

Rate this:

COLD PREY II Gives Homage & Stays Brutal

This sequel to COLD PREY homages HALLOWEEN 2, though stays fresh in its own right.

Rate this:

DIG: The Ego & The Id

Ever watch a documentary that pissed you off? Well, here’s another one.

Rate this:

Cold Prey is a Vicious Modern Slasher

Fritt Vilt (English title: Cold Prey). 2006. Dir. Roar Uthaug. Screenplay by Thomas Moldestad, Martin Sundland & Roar Uthaug; story by Jan Eirik Langoen & Magne Lyngner. Starring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Endre Martin Midtstigen, and Viktoria Winge. Anchor Bay Entertainment. Not Rated. 97 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (DVD release) I don’t thinkContinue reading “Cold Prey is a Vicious Modern Slasher”

Rate this:

Refn Looks Back on the Criminal Life in PUSHER III: I’M THE ANGEL OF DEATH

The second sequel to Refn’s groundbreaking PUSHER is a bleak look at the end of the road for one Copenhagen druglord, as he juggles recovery, family, and business on a very special day for his daughter.

Rate this:

Pusher II: With Blood On My Hands – One Criminal & a Baby

Refn’s sequel to his 1st PUSHER film is another bleak trip to Copenhagen’s underworld.

Rate this:

Pusher: A Gritty Copenhagen Tale of Crime

Refn’s debut, PUSHER, is a brutal, bleak piece of cinema.

Rate this:

The Raid 2: Because Somehow It Gets Better

The Raid 2: Berandal. 2014. Directed & Written by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Yayan Ruhian, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, and Kazuki Kitamura. Entertainment One Films Canada. Rated 18A. 150 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) Even the trailer just absolutely melts myContinue reading “The Raid 2: Because Somehow It Gets Better”

Rate this:

One Ass Kicker Cop v. A Building Full of Psychotics in The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption. 2011.  Dir. Gareth Evans.  Starring. Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, and Ray Sahetapy. XYZ Films. Rated 18A. 100 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★1/2 (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) There are not a lot of action films I truly love, in the sense I don’t particularly favour theContinue reading “One Ass Kicker Cop v. A Building Full of Psychotics in The Raid: Redemption”

Rate this: