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  • The Lift

    The Lift


    For what it's worth, this is probably about as interesting as it's going to get for a movie about a killer elevator.

    How do you conceive of such a thing? And then it do you make such a thing exciting? Interesting? Keep in mind, please, that the villain of this thriller is a fucking elevator. 

    And so, the hero must then be a mechanic played by Huub Stapel.

    Yes. The villain is an elevator and the hero is a…

  • 12:01



    Once you get past the unfortunate TV movie chintziness of director Jack Sholder's flat, uninspired execution, what lies at the core of this mostly undiscovered 90s programmer is a witty, well-conceived and consistently entertaining little movie.

    Basically, it's a techno thriller variation on Groundhog Day is what it is. Like: keep the romantic comedy tomfoolery, but replace the slapstick, off-beat humor with car chases, shootings, and villains getting blown to bits... But don't worry because it's still funny, even though…

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  • Out for Justice

    Out for Justice


    My personal favorite Steven Seagal film. You get the sense that the script (originally titled "The Price of Our Blood") was intended for a serious crime drama of the type churned out by Sidney Lumet in the 70s and 80s. I wouldn't be surprised if this thing was collecting dust on the Warner shelves until Seagal retooled it to fit his sensibilities. He treats it like a serious... movie and tries to give an honest to God real performance. With…

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious


    And the eighth installment of this somehow miraculous action series is just about on a par with the seventh... So you can take that to mean whatever you want it to mean. 

    It's the first one without series star Paul Walker and it's good enough and entertaining enough that you don't really feel his absence in any real way. And, of course, loyalists that they are, the cast and crew are still sure to throw a nod in his direction…