Board to Death

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Gaining up on my looooooong overdue list of indie and screeners, here comes “Board to Death”. Director Dammie Akinmola’s effort falls into the neo noir genre, complete with voice-over narrations and black & white visuals. The quirky story involves a femme fatale, a desperate and quite insane man, and dead people.

It’s short, a 15-minutes piece. Production-wise, it’s a success. Visually and aurally, it hits the spot, achieving a mesmerizing effect combining the two. The script is a bit on the cheesy side, perhaps trying too much to be hard-boiled and gritty. And I just couldn’t ignore the effect of […] Continue Reading…

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Run All Night

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Is Liam Neeson becoming the new Sly? Certainly, he’s taken up the mantle of the designated action hero in the past decade. “Run All Night” is just another ass-kicking entry in the period Neeson’s action renaissance. Nothing to complain about that, but we can talk some about the film itself.

Neeson is Jimmy Conlon, ex-super hitman and nowadays a bum; Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris) is his one and only friend, who also happens to be his former brother in crime, and still, in fact, the boss. Mike (Joel Kinnaman) is Jimmy’s honest, hard-working son. Danny (Boyd Hollbrook) is Shawn’s criminal, […] Continue Reading…

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Sir Christopher Lee (1922 – 2015)

R.I.P.

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Thirty years after “Beyond Thunderdome” Max Rockatansky is back, in a reboot or sequel or neither, and he’s madder than ever. George Miller’s “Fury Road” is the film that came barreling out of the desert, horns blaring, and yet still managed to take everyone by surprise. It blows away any other blockbuster released this year, obliterates it, and then some!

Without a doubt, the best, most fun film of 2015.

In “Fury Road”, Max (Tom Hardy) is captured by a wasteland gang called Warboys, lead by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Their runaway commander Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) has stolen Immortan Joe’s […] Continue Reading…

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Kill Me Three Times

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Kriv Stenders’ “Kill Me Three Times” is a Tarantinoish film set in the sparsely populated Australian west. Simon Pegg’s name is here to draw viewers, and the rest of the cast consisting of Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer and Thor’s older brother Luke Hemsworth is not to dismiss.

The film opens with beautiful scenery, the obligatory cool scene to showcase Pegg’s badassery, followed by catchy instrumental rock soundtrack, and a non-linear storyline. So far, nothing new, nothing really exciting. Unfortunately, that’s what “Kill Me Three Times” stays until the end. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a contract killer hired to, […] Continue Reading…

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