Author: Simon Gelten

The Suspect

The Suspect is not an arthouse action movie in the style of A Bittersweet Life (Jee-woon Kim, 2005) or The Man from Nowhere (Jeong-beom...

Pale Rider

Pale Rider | 50 Furious Westerns

Slated by critics, loved by his fans, this over-cooked, over-ambitious, over-everything western, Pale Rider (1984), Clint Eastwood’s third as a director, offers both the...

John Woo’s The Killer

The Killer (1989) was John Woo‘s breakthrough movie in the West. It was not a commercial success at home and ironically Woo had some...

John Woo’s Better Tomorrow Trilogy

When you think of Hong Kong movies of times past, John Woo‘s bullet opera classics feature rather prominently. Aside from Shaw Brothers martial arts...

Better Watch Out

It will be scary this Christmas …    If you don’t like Christmas, you can always watch a horror movie. There are quite a few...

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water opens with a scene of two masked men holding up a small bank. It’s the first of a string of...

City Heat

City Heat – Fedora hats, moustaches and an empty briefcase It is said that this film was born out of the desire of both...

Aliens

Rewatching Old Favorites – The Alien Quadrology: Part II – ALIENS (1986, Director: James Cameron) The premise of the first movie, a crew trapped...