Jim A formulaic, if increasingly engaging animated fantasy adventure boasts much visual acumen in drawing much from Southeast Asian mythology. The nutty energy, drama, and sentimentality may not coalesce very well, but co-directors Don Hall and Carlos Lopez Estrada stage a series of eventful sequences in what might be described by some as Mulan meets […]
A pairing between Angelina Jolie (Salt) and writer/director Taylor Sheridan (remembered for Wild River) has an enticing quality about it. Yet, being back in the action game for the notable actress and humanitarian isn’t very exciting and enkindling cinema. Those Who Wish Me Dead traverses a milieu which concerns killing and forest fires, the later […]
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Director Guy Ritchie pairs up with star Jason Statham for the fourth time in this heist-action film. Ritchie co-wrote the re-make of the 2004 French film Cash Truck. In it, Statham plays “H”, a guy of few words and a perpetual mean look on his face. He applies for a job at an armored car […]
It’s unusual to find a film that successfully combines a serious, almost hopeless situation with humor. However, Scottish writer/director Ben Sharrock, does exactly that. Amir El-Masry plays Omar, a Syrian refugee seeking asylum in Britain. He wanted to be accepted in England, but is instead transported to a Scottish Island, where he’s grouped with men […]