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Gary Fleder

Features

Tuesday, September 9 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.


Reviews

Monday, March 17 2014

Instead of Big, Dumb Fun, 'Homefront' Is Just Dumb

The unlikely team of Jason Statham, James Franco and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone gives us Homefront, a mediocre action flick that’s way less fun than it should be.


Wednesday, November 27 2013

'Homefront' Is Both Tender and Tough

Before a series of showdowns that take some advantage of Jason Statham's physicality, the mayhem builds at a methodical pace.


Thursday, October 9 2008

The Express

Again and again, Ernie (Rob Brown) faces down racist thug defenders, his singular prowess signaled by the film's slow motion and big music.


Wednesday, October 15 2003

Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.


Thursday, January 3 2002

Impostor (2001)

Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.


Blogs

Thursday, January 15 2009

The Express (2008)

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the genre, physicality must match ideology like poorly drafted


Thursday, October 9 2008

Cliches Clog 'Express' Story of Success

Sports films can no longer function as mere history or information. Thanks to the mandates of the mainstream, which sees allegories in all manner of


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