Review: Deadwood The Movie

Director: Daniel Minahan Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Gerald McRaney David Milch is one of America's greatest living writers and - for three beautiful years between 2004 and 2006 - Deadwood was his magnum opus, albeit a work left tantalisingly unfinished. The prestigious and foul-mouthed HBO show was abruptly cancelled at the end of its third … Continue reading Review: Deadwood The Movie

Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Director: Chad Stahleski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Asia Kate Dillon, Ian McShane Last time we saw John Wick (Keanu Reeves) things weren't looking good for the ruthlessly efficient assassin. Having broken the sacred contract of sanctuary at The Continental Hotel in New York, Wick was deemed 'excommunicado' by its manager Winston (Ian McShane) who, out of … Continue reading Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Review: John Wick Chapter Two

Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio John Wick was a happy curio in the post-award season wastes of 2015; a self-aware twist on the trad US action B-movie bolstered by a refreshed Keanu Reeves and the visual discipline of its creators - former stunt players Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski - … Continue reading Review: John Wick Chapter Two

Review: John Wick

Imagine for a second if, in Die Hard, Hans Gruber not only knew who John McClane was, but knew the reputation he'd grow to have over the next few movies. Exactly how much bad guy shit McClane would put pay to over the years. Exactly how many mercenaries would die. Knowing, with grim inevitability, that he was … Continue reading Review: John Wick

Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

***originally written 20 May 2011*** Allow me to share an indelible image from my childhood with you. That's the cover illustration from Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, a point and click computer game from the early 90s that ate at least one summer of my early-teen life. It took me a long time to … Continue reading Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides