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Plastic [2014]

Plastic [2014] is an absolute example of how to make a film that looks, sounds, and smells like a slick, glossy, YA (it doesn’t present as YA, but…

American Hustle [2013]

Ordinarily I’d be up in arms about how terrible a film America Hustle is, but frankly it’s not even worth the effort of writing a long, yet funny,…

Arsène Lupin [2004]

Arsène Lupin is, to put it really simply, like a French version of Sherlock Holmes, but he is a gentleman thief, and a master one at that. A…

Tazza: The High Rollers [2006]

The second film directed by Choi Dong-hoon[1], Tazza: The High Rollers (also known as The War of Flowers) is a fascinating gambling con comedy crime action thriller based…

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) [2012]

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) is one of those zany Korean films that blends about a thousand different genres and somehow gets away with it. Set in…

Nosotros Los Nobles (We are the Nobles) [2013]

Written for FILMINK Nosotros Los Nobles (We are the Nobles) is a Mexican feel-good comedy that explores the huge divide in wealth between the rich and poor. It…

Jak Jeon (The Scam) [2009]

Jak Jeon (The Scam) is Korean crime thriller film about insider stock market trading and stock rigging directed by Lee Ho-Jae. The premise is that Kang Hyun-soo (Park…

Suckers [2001]

Written and directed by Roger Nygard (who made Trekkies [1997] and Trekkies 2 [2004]) this low-budget gem is a startling look into the world of used car salesmen….

Ocean’s 11 [1960]

On the back of my recent foray into the life and times of Liberace, and my look at the poorly executed magic/ heist film, Now You See Me…

Now You See Me [2013]

Now You See Me tries rather unsuccessfully to blend the con genre with magic, settling on a rather trite twist and altogether too much CG. The French/ American…