Supremely enjoyable buddy cop progenitor that wrote the rule book on these films. Too old for this shit. Suicidal, psychotic new partner. Family man heading toward retirement. Shady ex-military bad guys. Torture. Blonde henchman. A proper action classic.
The rise of a hoodlum during Prohibition. Handsome, lovingly made, but slow, baggy, and uninvolving gangster pic. Clearly a labour of love, but too indebted to its source novel’s structure to make an engaging movie, despite good moments along the way.
A dozen people’s lives are linked by a chain of events. Impressively-structured and at times well acted, Crash is nevertheless simplistic and moralising, reducing difficult subject matter to trite obviousness. Best picture winner 2005.
A getaway driver finds himself in the middle of a double-cross. A lean, effective thriller that’s equal parts The Driver and Locke. Frank Grillo makes for a pleasingly ordinary protagonist. Shades of John Carpenter and Walter Hill throughout. Recommended.
Solid, if unspectacular, courtroom drama with a whiff of made for TV about it. Reeves is good as the attorney fighting for the innocence of his young plaintiff, but there is nothing too surprising here. Will pass ninety minutes if you have them spare. 😐
Superlative thriller-cum-crime caper, masterfully told with an ensemble cast at the top of their game. An audacious plot wrapped around noir trappings mark this as one of the best films of its generation. A true classic that still shines bright today.