This year, we’ve seen superheroes, aliens and boy wizards explode onto the big screen, but where have all the real action movies been? I’m talking about the ones featuring people, not pixels. The ones where the actor dangles perilously from the world’s tallest building, and not from a wire in front the world’s widest green screen. What happened to those action movies? Don’t they get made any more?

Well, it turns [...]

By on December 20, 2011

Disproving theories on the inability of male multitasking, Ben Affleck skilfully acts, writes and directs The Town, a slick heist thriller that, predictability aside, successfully balances an action-driven and character-based storyline.

For Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) living in the bank-robbing capital of the US, Charleston, heists are a way of life and a family tradition. When Doug’s quasi-brother James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner) becomes increasingly violent and ruthless [...]

By on October 17, 2010

As the American presence in the Middle East continues, the toll begins to show on both political and personal grounds. It’s the latter that attention is brought to in Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated film, as troops in Baghdad face their greatest fears.

By on February 16, 2010
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