Tag: Crime Drama

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Directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Written by Dennis Lehane. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. The main strengths of this crime drama are two-fold. The performances are solid and the plot is well-constructed. Although, these plus points are almost undone by the snail-like pacing. Prima facie, the film appears to be about former bartender Marv […]

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Directed by Scott Frank Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Sebastian Roche Actor Liam Neeson’s third act has been defined by his role in Taken – the invincible, grizzled man of action on a mission – which he duly reprised in other action movies like Unknown, The Grey and Non Stop to great effect. […]

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If you have never watched Paul Verhoeven’s classic RoboCop (1987), then you might find this reboot to be entertaining fare. Nothing special but passable movie entertainment nonetheless. Whilst the original film came across as a visceral satire of the role that powerful corporations play in the USA and worldwide, Brazilian director Jose Padilha’s re-imagination renders any […]

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TRUE DETECTIVE (Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Monahan) From the epic surrealistic opening credits, it’s clear that HBO’s new series True Detective is going to be something different. However, the moment one sees the first murder victim, one’s mind is immediately cast to the first season of Hannibal! In addition, for some bizarre […]