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Son of a Gun [2014]

The feature-length debut film by director Julius Avery (who won a Cannes Jury Prize for his short, Jerrycan, in 2008), Son of a Gun, is an Australian crime…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [2014]

By standard film KPI’s, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a piece of shit. But you can’t really judge it as though it’s a standard film….

Cut Snake [2014]

Quintessentially Australian crime, Cut Snake [2014], from director Tony Ayres, is a crime/thriller/love story set in Melbourne in 1974. The story follows Sparra (a badly shorn Alex Russell),…

Du Zhan (Drug War) [2012]

Du Zhan (Drug War), by frequent collaborators Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai (in this case Johnnie To directed and co-produced, while Wai Ka Fai wrote the script and…

RoboCop [2014]

The most important thing to be said about this remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic is: the RoboCop remake is a lot better than the Total Recall remake….

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…

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) [2013]

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) is a pretty typical HK zany police caper martial arts action comedy that is actually a mainland Chinese/HK co-production. It was…

Haegyeolsa (Troubleshooter) [2010]

Haegyeolsa (Troubleshooter), directed by first timer Hyeok-jae Kwon, tells the story of ex-detective, widower and Private-Eye, Kang Tae-Sik (Sol Kyung-Gu), who since leaving the force, mostly works catching…

Smuggler [2011]

Based on a one-shot Manga by Shohei Manabe, Smuggler (Sumaguraa in Katakana) is a surprisingly violent film in the vein of Takashi Miike’s Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer)…