The Hurricane Heist (2018)

You’re underestimating her. I can smell it. Sometimes a person wonders why nonsense movies like “The Hurricane Heist” are being made. It’s a mixture of “American Heist” with “Into the Storm“. Actually, this disaster film (all aspects of this movie are kind of a disaster by the way) looks like “Den of Thieves“. Here too […]

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Genre : Crime/Mystery Country : USA/UK/Malta/France/Canada Cast : Kenneth Branagh : Hercule Poirot Johnny Depp : Edward Ratchett Michelle Pfeiffer : Caroline Hubbard Director : Kenneth Branagh My opinion on “Murder on the Orient Express” […]

Suburbicon (2017)

In the bosom of Suburbicon, a family-centred, all-white utopia of manicured lawns and friendly locals, a simmering tension is brewing, as the first African-American family moves in the idyllic community, in the hot summer of 1959. However, as the patriarch Gardner Lodge and his family start catching a few disturbing glimpses of the once welcoming […]

Brawl in cell block 99 (2017)

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Bradley Thomas Jennifer Carpenter : Lauren Thomas Don Johnson : Warden Tuggs Director : S. Craig Zahler My opinion on “Brawl in Cell Block 99” “You said you would never […]

Film Review : Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : UK/USA Cast : Frances McDormand : Mildred Sam Rockwell : Dixon Woody Harrelson: Chief Willoughby Director : Martin McDonagh My opinion on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” “Raped while Dying. Still […]

Turnabout (2016)

A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : George Katt : Billy Waylon Payne : Perry Rosebud Baker : Sherri Director : […]

Sleepless (2017)

Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who’s partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don’t know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. Genre : Crime Country : USA Cast […]

Live by night (2016)

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast :  Ben Affleck : Joe Coughlin Chris Messina : Dion Bartolo Zoe Saldana : Graciela Director : Ben Affleck My opinion “I swore […]

Hotel Noir (2012)

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast :  […]

Heist (2015)

When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Genre : Crime/Action Country : USA Cast :  Jeffrey Dean Morgan : Vaughn Robert De Niro : […]

Cash Only (2015)

Elvis Martini is in deep trouble. He’s in big debt to bookies and his daughter’s school and his building is about to be foreclosed on. He finds cash in an evicted tenant’s apartment and it briefly keeps the wolves at bay, but it brings out an even bigger wolf. His daughter is kidnapped and Elvis […]

Carnage Park (2016)

Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper. Genre : Crime/Horror […]

Exposed (2016)

Detective Galban, finds his partner and close friend, Detective Cullen, murdered in an underground subway. On the hunt for the killer, Galban begins to suspect his partner may have been heavily involved in drug dealing and police corruption. As Galban investigates, people who knew Cullen, are conveniently found dead. The closer Galban gets his Lieutenant […]

Top Dog (2014)

London bad boy Billy Evans gets in over his head when he joins a dangerous criminal gang.  Genre : Crime/Drama Country : UK Cast : Leo Gregory : Billy Evans Ricci Harnett : Mickey Vincent Regan : Watson Director : Martin Kemp My opinion Low-budget indie films originating from the UK don’t always guarantee quality. […]

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky’s profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don’t go together. They split, only to see […]

The Aggression Scale (2012)

When out-on-bail mob boss Bellavance discovers that $500,000 of his money is missing, he sends four hardcore hit men to send a “loud and messy” message to the suspected thieves’ families. But when the killers invade the Rutledge home, they’ll meet the household’s emotionally disturbed young son Owen. Owen has a history of violent behavior, […]

The Calling / The Two Faces of January (2014)

A twin review. The Calling Genre : Thriller Country : USA Cast : Susan Sarandon : Hazel Micallef Gil Bellows : Ray Green Ellen Burstyn : Emily Micallef Director : Jason Stone Summary Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders […]

Jamesy Boy (2014)

The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future?Genre: Biography/Crime Country : USACast : Spencer Lofranco : James Mary-Louise Parker : Tracy James Woods […]

Runner Runner (2013)

Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: […]

Drive (2011)

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who’s looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set […]