Apr 27 2010

Harry Brown

Harry Brown will most likely be described as “British Death Wish with Michael Caine”, and to an extent, it is.  However, Michael Caine’s performance as the titular elderly avenger and the film’s political tone turns the film into something greater than your run-of-the-mill revenge shoot ‘em up.

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Oct 28 2009

Wild at Heart

wild_at_heart_ver1Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each others’ reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. This week we take on the bizarre Wild at Heart. It’s a film that may be one of David Lynch’s more straightforward, but for any other filmmaker is about as strange as they come.

Wild at Heart
Year: 1990
Directed by: David Lynch
Written by: David Lynch
Based on Novel by: Barry Gifford
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe
Genre: Crime

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Oct 14 2009

The Killer

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each others’ reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible.  For those who liked the action in Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2, we review one of the earlier works of John Woo, from before he made the transition to U.S. soil.  The Killer, is one of his better known, and better respected films, and this week we take it on as part of our film duel column.

The Killer
Year: 1989
Directed by: John Woo
Written by: John Woo
Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Danny Lee, Kong Chu
Genre: Action, Crime

Benn and James’ reviews and rebuttals follow after the jump. Continue reading