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John McTiernan

Features

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.


Reviews

Sunday, October 5 2014

'Last Action Hero' Is a Parody That Misses Its Own Point

The irony of Last Action Hero is that many of the best jokes work better in hindsight; however, most of the jokes are so dated that it is hard to imagine the film cultivating new fans.


Tuesday, July 20 2010

'Predator': Bite Me, Baby

Timed to the recent theater release of Predators, the Ultimate Hunter Edition of Predator is a welcome dose of machismo.


Sunday, April 25 2010

The Thomas Crown Affair

While there’s a significant amount of chemistry between its leads, The Thomas Crown Affair only occasionally hits its stride.


Sunday, August 8 2004

Predator: Collector's Edition (1987)

Taut and relentless, Predator pares down, stage by stage.


Thursday, March 27 2003

Basic (2003)

As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.


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