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  • REVIEW: Backdraft 2 (2019)

    William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland cameo in this woeful sequel to Backdraft (1991).  Produced by Imagine Entertainment and Universal 1440, Backdraft 2 follows the story of Sean McCaffrey (Joe...

  • REVIEW: The Last Warrior (2018)

    Director Rustam Mosafir effectively creates a bloody and mystical medieval world in the historical action movie, The Last Warrior. The movie was produced by the...

  • REVIEW: Head Hunter (2019)

    A warrior wearing a Viking helmet single-handedly pursues deadly monstrosities and decapitates their heads in the impressive and restrained independent horror fantasy movie, “The Head...

  • Trench 11 (2018)

    Rossif Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland, stars in the passable, World War I adventure/horror film, “Trench 11”. The movie is directed by Leo Scherman, who...

  • REVIEW: All The Devil’s Men (2018)

    Milo Gibson, son of Mel Gibson, makes his leading man debut in the decidedly average action picture, “All the Devil’s Men”. This movie is produced...

  • REVIEW: Supergrid (2018)

    In the post-apocalyptic world of “Supergrid,” a mildly diverting effort from Canadian director, Lowell Dean (Wolfcop), the future is full of violent biker gangs and...

  • REVIEW: Arctic (2018)

    Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange) delivers a gritty and tough-minded performance in the well-executed survival adventure film, Arctic. You would think that a film involving...

  • REVIEW: Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Near the culmination of the science fiction thriller, “Alita: Battle Angel,” the heroine, Alita (Rose Salazar) bursts into the cavernous headquarters...

  • REVIEW: Cold Pursuit (2019)

    Liam Neeson shines in the comedic revenge thriller Cold Pursuit, easily his best since Taken. Revenge and vigilantism have always been strong themes in cinema.  Legendary...

  • REVIEW: Hunter Killer (2018)

    Hunter-Killer is a Neat Thriller for Discerning Techno-Thriller Fans This is not based on a Tom Clancy thriller, but then again Hunter-Killer is not The Hunt...

  • REVIEW: Extreme Measures (1996)

    ‘I’m doing medicine, no one’s ever dreamed of.’ *Spoiler Alert* Bursting out of a building onto a deserted alley in New York City, two disoriented...

  • REVIEW: Kull The Conqueror (1997)

    ‘When I get my hands on the bitch demon, I will rip out her evil heart.’ *Spoilers Below* In the kingdom of Valusia, a strapping...

  • REVIEW: Death Wish 5: The Face Of Death

    ‘If you need any help, give me a call’ *Spoiler Alert* At an upscale fashion show, lithe models in a state of undress hurriedly prepare...

  • REVIEW: Mullholland Falls (1996)

    ‘This is L.A.  This is my town.  Out here you’re a trespasser.” *Spoilers Below* In the late 1940s, an elite squad of four Los Angeles...

  • REVIEW: Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)

    “The man, not the machine” *Spoilers Below* During an airshow in Brownsville, Texas, former World War 2 pilots from England, Germany and Japan take part...

  • REVIEW: Highlander III: The Final Dimension (1994)

    ‘400 years is a long time to hate’ *Spoilers Below* Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is the highlander, an immortal being and master swordsman from 16th...

  • REVIEW: If Looks Could Kill (1991)

    *Spoilers Below* On his high school graduation, slacker Michael Corben (Richard Grieco) is shocked to discover he’s one credit shy of getting his diploma.  Fortunately...

  • REVIEW: Posse (1993)

    *spoiler alert* Posse, a Western action film directed by Mario Van Peeples is a noble attempt at depicting the lives of African-Americans who migrated westward...

  • REVIEW: Gunmen (1994)

    ‘How come every one around here got a damn gun?’ *spoiler alert* Christopher Lambert (Highlander) and Mario Van Peeples (Posse, New Jack City) make a...

  • REVIEW: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    ‘His brain has not only been washed, as they say… It has been dry cleaned.’ *spoilers below* Frank Sinatra gives his most vulnerable and realistic...

  • REVIEW: The Parallax View (1974)

    ‘I’ve been called too independent for my own good’ *spoilers below* Warren Beatty gets himself enmeshed in corporate conspiracies and political assassinations in this crafty...

  • REVIEW: Lady In Cement (1968)

    ‘She’s one blonde I know didn’t have more fun’ *spoiler alert* Ex-Miami cop turned private detective, Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) encounters mobsters, girls in micro-minis...

  • REVIEW: The Hunted (1995)

    SPOILERS ‘I don’t fight for honor.  I fight to win’ The Hunted is an intriguing and action-packed gem from the mid-nineties.  It features engaging performances...