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John Cusack

Chi-Raq (2016)

Filmmaker Spike Lee has never shied away from highlighting urban crime in his features. Since his directorial debut in 1986, his features have made him a key figure in black cinema, and he was awarded with an Honorary Award last year for…

Cell (2016)

The 2016 edition of the annual gore-fest or schlock-fest or scream-fest, FrightFest got under way last night at its new digs adjacent to a branch of JD Wetherspoon in London’s glittering Shepherd’s Bush. One of the movies chosen to proudly…

Dragon Blade (2015)

Tackling such a profound historical event that the majority of a Hollywood audience would be ignorant towards, Dragon Blade offers a big budget fantastical foray into the politics of family heritage and different civilisations crossing…

Love & Mercy (2014)

Too-schematic depiction of a troubled pop music genius It's another music biopic essaying a fresh angle, I'm Not There mode minus four. Instead of the six actors Todd Haynes deployed to depict the multifacetedness of Bob Dylan, the Beach…

Drive Hard (2014)

Thomas Jane plays Peter Roberts, a former race car driver who is now trying to make a living as a driving instructor, in this amusing action comedy. John Cusack is Simon Keller, a man who wants a refresher lesson. It's not long, however,…

Better Off Dead . . . (1985)

Written and directed by a man named Savage Steve Holland, Better Off Dead . . . is one of the most deliriously off-kilter teen movies to ever make use of the well-worn template. The fact that it's so surreal and unique, while also providing…

The Sure Thing (1985)

Teen movies can be fun. Road movies can be fun. But I can't think of too many teen road movies that end up being any good (though do feel free to let me know of any obvious titles I may have forgotten), and I certainly can't think of any…

They Ruled The 1980s

As we explore the 1980s this month here at Flickfeast it becomes clear just who made the decade for film fans. Either by their inclusion here, or by their notable absence, these people helped to define the decade and had their most glorious…

The Paperboy (2012)

When you think of Zac Efron, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s his tween heart-throb role in the High-school Musical franchise. If I asked you the same after seeing The Paperboy the answer would be Nicole Kidman urinating on him. After…