Tag: Action

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Movie Review – “Hostiles”

The best Western film since 2007’s “3:10 to Yuma”. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Sporting a sensational moustache akin to Hollywood veteran Sam Elliott, Christian Bale teams up with 2014’s “Gone Girl” Rosamund Pike in the best Western film since “3:10 to Yuma” (which also starred Bale in 2007). “Hostiles” recreates the terror and tension... Read More »

Movie Review – “12 Strong”

“the real stars are the four-legged variety and this aspect is barely covered once the team mounts up and moves out…which is too bad, because I think the horse soldier revelation was one of the most surprising stories coming out in the weeks following 9/11…” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF In the immediate aftermath of the... Read More »

Movie Review – “All the Money in the World”

“All the Money in the World” is a fascinating chess match between family and money! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF By now, most moviegoers are aware of the multiple sexual assault allegations leveled at Netflix’s “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey. While many tabloid headlines covered the television series’ formal break-up with the actor in... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2017

Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Superb acting performances highlight this crime drama depicting a grieving mother seeking answers for her daughter’s brutal murder. The brilliant screenplay slowly unmasks the film’s key players, shining a spotlight on how each character’s past and present are interwoven into... Read More »

Movie Review – “Blood Stripe”

“Powerful! In what’s bound to be (Kate) Nowlin’s breakout movie, I can’t remember a better female screen portrayal of the U.S. Marine Corps.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF A hallmark of many successful films is their ability to tackle common, often repeated topic areas found in other big screen endeavors and, yet, still surprise viewers.... Read More »

Movie Review – “Thank You for Your Service”

“Keep (Miles) Teller on your Best Actor list for 2017. Yes, he’s that good in this movie.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Fans of 2014’s highly acclaimed “American Sniper” military drama will find common themes embedded in this latest war film depicting U.S. service members returning home after doing battle in Iraq. Never once taking the... Read More »

Movie Review – “Blade Runner 2049”

“Fascinating and smart! This neo-noir continuation admirably honors its Blade Runner roots.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Thirty-five years after Harrison Ford brought us futuristic Los Angeles Police Officer Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott’s original science fiction thriller, the “Blade Runner” saga continues using clever puzzle pieces in a complex bid for humans to avoid extinction.... Read More »

Movie Review – “Stronger”

“The film’s greatest attribute is that it places each of us in Bauman’s hospital room. And in his wheelchair. We wonder, as Gyllenhaal does, how we’d struggle to find our old life and chase new relationships with relatives and loved ones… Brilliant acting shines bright in this true story, taking viewers much further than the... Read More »

Movie Review – “Good Time”

“Robert Pattinson takes on his biggest, deepest role so far and shines brilliantly!” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF One of the more interesting aspects of living in southern California years ago were the televised police chases that broke into regularly televised programming on a nearly weekly basis. Filmed from a flock of overhead helicopters, these intense... Read More »

Movie Review – “Wind River”

“While I don’t think “Wind River” is nearly as pleasing of a movie journey as Sheridan’s “Hell or High Water” or “Sicario” (2015) screenplays, it is a solid, yet violent, crime drama with Renner at the helm.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF From the screenwriter of last year’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated best picture “Hell... Read More »

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