Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson bring the Far East and the old West to 19th century London in this action comedy sequel to ‘Shanghai Noon.’
Daniel Craig became the sixth actor to play James Bond in the official series in this tough, lean, faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first novel. It revived the flagging franchise.
Steven Spielberg’s meticulously-directed, tension-filled, career-redefining thrill machine is as effective today as it was in 1975 when it became a pop culture sensation.
George Miller’s long-awaited sequel was the most visceral, thrilling, and intelligent action film of 2015. Charlize Theron is superb as Imperator Furiosa.
Alexander Payne’s road movie about best friends taking a bachelor party on the road through California vineyard country is a modern buddy film with a seventies sensibility.
American Ultra (2015) reworks The Bourne Identity as a slacker comedy with a killer punchline. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a sweet, underachieving stoner prone to panic attacks. He gets by as convenience store clerk in a dead-end West Virginia town with a supportive girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), who is almost impossibly understanding when it […]
The midnight run of Martin Brest’s action comedy Midnight Run (1988) refers to what is supposed to be an easy job for skip tracer and bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro). He’s hired to capture Jack “Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin), a mild-mannered accountant who stole $15 million from the mob and then skipped out […]
Steven Spielberg’s future shock crime thriller Minority Report (2002), based on a story by sci-fi visionary Philip K. Dick, offers law enforcement as a preventative force managed by drugged-into-submission psychics: they predict a murder and the cops arrest the perpetrator before he perpetrates anything. The names of the potential killers and victims roll out of […]