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Crime

The Vault (2017)

Quentin Tarantino. Edgar Wright. Dan Bush. Spot the odd one out. Easy, right? Okay, so at the moment it might feel like a stretch, but the latter one may not be quite so odd or out in a year or so. Within the first two minutes of Dan…

Stormy Monday

Later going on to helm Leaving Las Vegas and The Sopranos amongst others, Mike Figgis' directorial debut feature flaunts a fledgling director's passion for film-making. Lovingly crafted, Stormy Monday (so called, presumably after the T Bone…

Baby Driver (2017)

Edgar Wright’s graceful turn into a Hollywood stylised heist come car chase musical, is pure style over substance, a carefree dalliance that’s too cool for school which, to its detriment, forgets to add the heart to the pounding beat and…

Scene Stealer: Oldboy (2003)

Dae su Oh (Min-sik Choi) is imprisoned in an makeshift cell without any clue as to why or who is responsible. Over 15 years he trains himself, improving his strength and pain threshold, whilst live octopus provides the protein. Finally,…

War On Everyone (2016)

When I first saw the trailer for War On Everyone I knew that I wanted to see it ASAP. It had Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña being a pair of crooked cops. It had John Michael McDonagh as the writer-director (the man who gave us The…

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Although it must be wonderful to forever be known as "the guy who wrote Taxi Driver" it must also cause Paul Schrader some frustration. Not only does each one of his subsequent films end up standing in the shadow of that cinematic behemoth,…