Tag: Crime

Still

Still

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The biggest sin of this film is that it’s almost amazing.  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Still feels like a great short film that was expanded into a feature on a whim.  The story is difficult to summarize because it starts of clunky, tripping over itself as it moves from plot point to plot point.  Aidan Gillen […]

Rogue: Season 2

Rogue: Season 2

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I honestly had no idea Direct TV had original programming.  I don’t know if that’s a symptom of not having Direct TV or just the show’s unpopularity, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me given every media outlet has original programming these days (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime).  Even the playstation network has an original drama […]

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Daredevil: Season 1

Daredevil: Season 1

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I’ve written about many times on this site, I’m a big fan of the ambitiously interconnected cinematic universe Marvel Studios has been building since 2008’s Iron Man.  I eagerly watch each installment of the MCU as quickly as possible, thinking about how it relates to everything else I’ve seen, and what it might set […]

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The Best Offer

The Best Offer

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult to summarize The Best Offer because it’s impossible to see how the separate storylines are ever going to intersect.  The film centers around Virgil (Geoffrey Rush; The King’s Speech), who is an art expert and auctioneer who appraises newly discovered pieces by famous artists, verifies their authenticity, and tells the owner how much […]

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Hidden in the Woods

Hidden in the Woods

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Artsploitation Films has made a name for itself recently by releasing controversial films that other distributors are wary to touch. Their first theatrical releases, Kristina Buozyte’s Vanishing Waves and Maja Milos’s Clip, were a perfect way to introduce the film community to the Artsploitation Films style. Sharing depictions of graphic sexuality, the films otherwise couldn’t […]

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Shoot First, Die Later

Shoot First, Die Later

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you missed this bit of news, distributor Raro Video has partnered with Kino/Lorber to release their expertly-restored rarities from the annals of Italian cinema in the United States. And what better way to kick off this partnership than with the home video release of another picture from Fernando Di Leo, whose oeuvre accounts for […]

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Pawn

Pawn

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ok, so we have a diner filled with people and a cop who walks in for the customary pastry and cup of java. But this isn’t an ordinary diner, and the cop isn’t an ordinary cop. The cop is Oscar winnerForest Whitaker, and he thinks he knows all that is going on, but he really […]

Dead In France

Dead In France

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dead In France is a film by Kris McManus in collaboration with Jack Hillgate. Together they wrote the film and Kris McManus essentially comprised the main production crew on the set. As well as writing and directing this film McManus was also the Director of Photography and editor. To say the least, that is quite a lot […]

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Easy Money (Snabba Cash)

Easy Money (Snabba Cash)

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Imagine if you will, a mixture of the grittiness found in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy, mixed with the themes of honor amongst thieves in Jules Dassin’s Rififi and you’ll get to the heart of Easy Money. Known as Snabba Cash, in its native Sweden and based off of a 2006 novel, written by Jens […]

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Raiders from Beneath the Sea

Raiders from Beneath the Sea

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill (Ken Scott, The Fantastic Voyage) has money troubles. He’s in deep with the IRS, and he finds himself working as an apartment house super in L.A. even though he hates the gig. But he hasn’t any choice in the matter really, because somehow working that job prevents the IRS from garnishing his wages. To […]

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