Tag Archives: Action Movie

My Review of ‘Coffy’ (1973)

While I remember blaxploitation films from the 70s, I never actually saw one until recently. Coffy is a movie that (despite its obviously dated fashions and music, which in a sense, add to its cool), in my opinion, holds up … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Malone’ (1987)

This movie caught my eye recently, because I like spy thrillers or, in this case, an ex-spy thriller. The title character Richard Malone is a former CIA assassin who has, much to his employers’ dismay, given his backdated two-weeks notice. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bullitt’ (1968)

WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers! Okay, you’ve been warned. 🙂 This is, in my opinion, The Great Granddaddy of car chase films. It has the plot twists and turns of a great mystery, streetwise characters, and the cops who … Continue reading

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Reel Infatuation with De Niro and Grodin in ‘Midnight Run’

Not long ago, someone asked me to recommend a good comedy. This movie was one that came right to mind. When I told this person that Robert De Niro was hilarious in it, the response was one of complete disbelief. … Continue reading

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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 ‘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 ‘The Getaway’ (1972)

This movie was based on the eponymous novel by Jim Thompson, directed by Sam Peckinpah, and co-stars Steve McQueen. I guess it’s fair to say it’s a crime action movie with neo-noir tendencies, not to mention a healthy amount of … Continue reading

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