I never read Frank Herbert's novel in its entirety but I know enough about the massive scale and complexity of the world he created and I'm also aware of the daunting challenge any filmmaker tasked with a film adaptation would be faced with. David Lynch's 1984 version, while not completely devoid of merit, was understandably regarded as a misfire albeit a noble endeavor by a filmmaker who actually did care about honoring Herbert's work and had the best intentions. 37…
If you're into old school, blood-splattering shoot-em-ups, dark humour and a typically twisty crime caper plot, Joe Carnahan's COPSHOP comes good. Yes, it obviously isn't the first of its kind but how many movies are now? Also, who cares? Me likey :)
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NO TIME TO DIE is an epic Bond odyssey and a fitting swansong with admittedly a few bumps (tone & plot-wise) along the way but boasting visually stunning action set-pieces directed with such skill, singularity, confidence and precision by Cary Fukunaga and exquisitely lensed by Oscar-winning cinematographer, Linus Sandgren. Daniel Craig is absolutely brilliant here, delivering arguably his best performance not just as the iconic secret agent but of any role at all in his career, further cementing his status as…
David Gordon Green's sequel feels like such a pointless middle chapter of a planned trilogy that was made only because the movie studio mandated it. Throughout, it was easy to tell Green and his co-writers were grasping at straws and hopelessly short on ideas with how to justify its existence. As a result, they just resort to throwing gruesome kill after gruesome kill at the screen, hoping to mask their film's embarrassing impotence or perhaps distract us from it.