Category Archives: Action Films

My Review of ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

I’m not a big horror fan, but there are notable exceptions. And this film is much more than a gory blood-fest with monsters lurking in the shadows. It is, in fact, the most astounding piece of sci-fi/horror/action-adventure/comedy I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Ronin’ (1998)

As action-thrillers go, this one is (as my British friends would say) a corker. It has the unbeatable combination of exotic locations, convoluted plot, and an increasingly breathtaking succession of car chases. It also has an ensemble cast to weep … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Baby Driver’ (2017)

I chose to see this movie under the impression that it was a heist film with music. It is an action/crime film crossed with a musical. It also employs some of the most over-the-top and unlikely special effects and scenarios … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Dunkirk’ (2017)

  It’s taken a while for me to gather my thoughts about this movie. For one thing, I got to see the film in all its 70-mm glory at the AFI Silver Theatre. Talk about being totally immersed. The film … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’ (2003)

While my original intent was to blog about Charlie’s Angels—full stop, I had the chance to see this sequel recently. And while you’d never mistake this movie for a Merchant & Ivory production (or even a Farrelly Brothers film), it’s … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Johnny Guitar’ (1954)

Personally, I love a good Western. Especially one with a totally kick-ass heroine like saloonkeeper Vienna in Johnny Guitar. It doesn’t hurt that Vienna is played by the proverbial mistress of “Don’t Mess with Me”, Joan Crawford. It seems Vienna … Continue reading

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Happy Star Wars Day!

In 1977, an amazing movie came out. The story took place long ago in a galaxy far, far away. I remember clearly seeing it at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C. The place had a big screen (big even for … Continue reading

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