John Wick is a solid, balls-to-the-wall, headshot fest that has appropriately timed jokes, action galore and well placed, flat Keanu one-liners.
Take the levity and hero-punishment of Die Hard, add the gun-fu of Equilibrium and a dash of Drive's cinematography and pacing and you've got John Wick.
The only thing working against this film is that it ends about six times, and only half of those are really satisfying. Despite that, the film feels like it has a lot more…
There are very few war-time films that not only pull you into the story instead of the action, but almost force (in a good way) you to watch the atrocities, tension, pain, anger and fear that the characters go through.
Fury epitomizes that feeling. It's uncomfortable and it's difficult to watch, but it's not because of the violence, it's because of the real life tension that's felt throughout the entire film. Once it starts, it doesn't let go of…
‘Gone Girl’ is not the Fincherest movie David Fincher ever Finched, but it is Finchtastic, and so far my favorite movie of the year. That is not to say the movie wasn’t phenomenal, because it was, it just didn’t have some of the trademark touches that Fincher is known for.
It still contains razor sharp pacing and editing, but it tends to linger just a tad long. Enough to give a sense of constant uneasiness, which fits this film to…