Review-Lite: The 2nd (2020)

Ryan Phillippe in The 2nd Securing a not so coveted spot on my worst films of 2020 list, this Ryan Phillippe action film borrows its framework from much better action features while trying to embrace the tone and feel of a true B movie thrill ride. Following career soldier Vic Davis (Phillippe) who finds himself …

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Review-Lite: Ava (2020)

Jessica Chastain in Ava With the upcoming release of The 355, Jessica Chastain is looking to make a name for herself in action movies and more than that, she is looking to rock a male occupied genre and breath fresh life into it. Ava is not how that is done. Directed by Tate Taylor off …

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Review-Lite: Peninsula (2020)

Gang Dong-Won in Peninsula When Peninsula's predecessor, the wonderfully paced and nerve shredding Train to Busan was released in 2016 it smartly avoided emulating other zombie films, instead telling an insulated story with a different type of monster while embracing a little bit of B movie camp along the way. Peninsula once again seeks to …

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Review: Bloodshot (2020) – Second Chance Superhero

Vin Diesel in Bloodshot Before the advent of cinematic universes and linking comic book movies, Bloodshot may well have been an acceptable and new addition to the now overly saturated sub-genre. However this Vin Diesel starring feature comes about 10 years too late as it feels like a pale imitation of a 2010s video game …

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Review: Tenet (2020) – A Hollow Rubik’s Cube

John David Washington in Tenet Lauded as the film that was going to save cinema and other hyperbolic statements that seemed too grandiose to believe, Christopher Nolan's latest is an ode to classic Bond spy drama's. Advertised as a true original story, a time-bending, globe-trotting epic with the same visual flair to be expected from …

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Review: Project Power (2020) – Everyone’s Medicated

Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback in Project Power Project Power isn't just an interesting idea, a entirely fresh take on the modern day superhero film but also an interesting allegory for the modern day drug trade, race and the power and fearlessness it can harness to disastrous extents. While not exactly an origins story, Project …

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Review: Spiderman, Far From Home (2019) – Far From Homecoming

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home Watching a Spider-Man film is tough. His track record on the big screen has been marred by poorly developed villains or an over-reliance on mythology designed to service fans and not a story. When the character entered the MCU it was hailed as a bold move that solidified …

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Review: The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – The Last Gasp of the Rational

Edgar Ramirez in The Last Days of American Crime It's the near future, crime is running rampant but a free will stripping new technology has emerged intent on perfecting humanity, a signal that makes it impossible to commit even the simplest of crime. Gone will be the days of murder, arson or even video piracy. …

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