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  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★★★½

    When this film hit Netflix earlier last year everyone I knew told me I needed to see it. They knew my penchant for action films and this seemed to blow their minds. My stubbornness and the expectation set kept me from viewing it until now. I found it was fine.
    EXTRACTION does not do anything new, but it does it capably. We get great fights, gun play and chases. Hemsworth makes a decent hero, tough but human. The setting is…

  • The Last Gun

    The Last Gun

    ★★½

    THE LAST GUN is a curiosity rather than a typical Spaghetti Western. It acts more as a trial run for the genre instead of the what would be common throughout the next decade. The elements are there but the film is too beholden to the style of American westerns to truly stand as an example.
    In a isolated town a group of bandits arrive and settle in waiting to rob the gold shipment that is coming soon. The sheriff is…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…