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Articles tagged renny harlin

Sunday, June 1 2008

Cleaner

Director Harlin's cinematic GPA constantly dips over and under the line between B-movie bliss and C-movie oblivion.


Tuesday, March 25 2008

The Perfect Lean, Mean, Macho Machine

The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.


Monday, January 15 2007

The Covenant (2006)

All the stuff that should be cool feels only listless.


Thursday, September 29 2005

Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.


Friday, May 13 2005

Mindhunters (2005)

In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.


Friday, August 27 2004

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Father Merrin, action hero. Who could have imagined it?"


Sunday, January 1 1995

Driven (2001)

While 'Driven' shows cars crashing exceedingly well, the people part only functions to keep the film from coming off like a late night infomercial for an exploitative 'Greatest Car Crashes' videotape -- not available in stores!"


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