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  • The Last Stand

    The Last Stand

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's proper return to the big screen, and director Kim Jee-Woon's first US production, The Last Stand is a surprisingly satisfying and energetic neo-western.

    Contrarily to what its marketing campaign made it out to be, it's less a film about a single character/actor (Schwarzenegger), and more of a film about a group people, in this case a bunch of "regular joes" from a small border town, trying to defend it and themselves from a major drug kingpin.

    Between Kim…

  • Bullet to the Head

    Bullet to the Head

    The pairing of Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone was sure to attract the interest of 80's action film fans, and I was no exception. But the end result, while not a complete disappointment, fares a few notches below what it could have been.
    Hill and Stallone aren't really at fault here, since Walter Hill delivers a slick, well shot (if unremarkable) work on his return to the director's chair, with satisfying action set pieces, and Sylvester Stallone has what is,…

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  • Our Man Flint

    Our Man Flint

    A charming and fun entry in the spy genre, Our Man Flint is lighter in tone when compared to the Bond series, with plenty of humour, but without ever reaching parody.
    The film benefits from a captivating performance by James Coburn (as the unstoppable and ultra-cool Derek Flint), a well-rounded cast (full of gorgeous women, led by the lovely Gila Golan), and a catchy soundtrack by the great Jerry Goldsmith.