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A Good Day To Die Hard

Given the influence of the original 1988 Die Hard film it would be a fair question to ask where A Good Day To Die Hard could go?  So seminal was John McClane’s first outing that it’s still inspiring action movies more than 25 y...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bullet To The Head

Fittingly, Bullet To The Head begins in a burnt-out, sepia palette. And while wholly insignificant in narrative terms, it’s almost as though Walter Hill is visibly winking from behind the camera lens – as if to say ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Last Stand

The Last Stand marks the return to the big screen for one of Hollywood’s biggest stars; Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The former Governor of California, at one point in his illustrious career, was the highest paid actor on the planet...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gangster Squad DVD Review

Gangster Squad is Hollywood bread and butter.  The film industry, which sits on the periphery of Gangster Squad’s landscape, as we now know it, was founded on gangsters and westerns.  It is apt then, that Gangster Squad strives...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Murderer Lives at 21

Henri-Georges Clouzot began his career in Nazi Germany where he helped to adapt French films for the German market. When World War II broke out, Clouzot returned to France and landed a job with a studio set up and run by the Ge...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alex Cross

The third film based on James Patterson’s detective Alex Cross, after Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider, sees Tyler Perry take over the title role from Morgan Freeman.  On the one hand the younger incarnation of Cross gett...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Au Hasard Balthazar

One of the chief pleasures of revisiting older experimental films lies in seeing which cinematic techniques gained mainstream acceptance and which techniques died on the vine. Still widely regarded as one of the principle touch...