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  • Let the Corpses Tan

    Let the Corpses Tan

    ★★★

    Style over substance is one thing; this is style in the almost complete absence of substance. If you're comfortable with that, there's a lot to like here. Heck, even the incredibly cinematic setting is a reminder of how much mileage you can get simply by not setting your post-heist thriller in yet another grey abandoned warehouse. Still doesn't mean a wee bit of substance would have gone amiss, especially in the last 20min or so.

  • The Siege of Jadotville

    The Siege of Jadotville

    ★★★

    A difficult film to rate, given at at the end of the day there's only so much you can do with a battle re-enactment (particularly in a world where Zulu already exists). Does a good job at what it's doing; add half a star if this is your sort of thing.

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  • Daylight

    Daylight

    ★★★½

    One of the last gasps of the big budget single location-style action movie, in the Towering Inferno/Poseidon Adventure vein, before disaster movies became focused on destroying cities, if not whole planets, with asteroids 'n ice ages and so forth. As such, it plays a bit like a greatest hits compilation; the closest it comes to doing something new is having far less of a mean streak when it comes to cast attrition than these sorts of films usually have. The…

  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★½

    Required viewing for the alternative hipster (yes, it’s cool despite the Joe Walsh track... which I also secretly like); make sure to brush up on the historical Persian/greek backstory so you can lecture them later. Plus Walter Hill at the top of his game.