Reviews by irenzero
A solid action film that deals with the fall out of the men who served in the 'Nam and those who lost sons to the war. It's not the Missing in Action/Rambo jingoistic tosh you might expect. Anchored by strong turns by Hackman and Robert Stack, Uncommon Valor is a film that deserves rediscovery.
tosh from a generation that can't seem get over themselves. Sure they had to fight a BS war, but so have plenty of others (including Gen X and Gen Y who the boomers sent to war)... avoid...
Killer Joe takes the kinda noir set up, a murder for insurance plot, and turns it up to 11. McConaughey and the rest of the cast showcase what they can do when given a chance, not for the faint of heat, Killer Joe is a sure to be cult gem for a new generation.
A look at punk rockers and fatherhood. Mainly centered around Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg and his desire to both be there for and to take care of his family. Using interviews with punkers about fatherhood, Jim and the film makers explore what it mean's for punkers to grow up. Maybe more interesting was look at men who were with out parents or without fathers and how wanting to be there for their kids has helped to heal old wounds and give lives meaning. Well worth checking out.
the set up is pretty basic, a SWAT team is being sent into an apartment tower to capture a crime boss, and things go wrong. The action is great, direct, fresh and fun. The film drives forward in the mode of action video games of the late 80s and early 90s, with each level finding survivors facing tougher and tougher foes. It's a solid action film and worth checking out.