Monday, October 11 2004
Hill's metamorphosis from self-centered stud to compassionate caregiver is, of course, the series' major story arc.
Tuesday, December 9 2003
In almost every way, Bad Boys II is larger, louder, and longer than the original. It is also more of the same.
Thursday, July 17 2003
For this invasion, they need extra firepower and get it, including useful high tech surveillance courtesy of the CIA: this is Bad Boys II's most outrageous fantasy, that this agency has its act together.
Thursday, August 22 2002
Masculinity, integrity, brutality: Walter Hill's usual themes.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Frank's (Oded Fehr) orneriness parallels that of UC's flamboyant villains, who get almost as much screen time as the supposed heroes.
Price of Glory opens with a boxing match in Phoenix, Arizona, 1977. While the mostly Mexican/Latino ringside crowd yells and hoots, a young man takes a terrible beating. His trainer urges him on, his face is bruised and panicked, and the scene lurches into that boxing film cliche, the eight-frames-per-second knock-out punch: his jaw contorts, his blood flies, and he hits the floor.