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Features

Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Reviews

Tuesday, January 22 2013

'Taken 2' Dutifully Follows the Most Standard of Sequel Formulas

At no point does Taken 2 work any harder or get any smarter than it needs to be.


Friday, October 5 2012

The Ideal War on Terror Dad: 'Taken 2'

The desire for revenge is at once a cursory plot point and a cursory theme, as Murad and Bryan have occasion to discuss the reasons for and likely outcomes of such desire.


Friday, August 26 2011

'Colombiana' Is a Tale of Nonsensical, Perverse and Stunningly Violent Vengeance

In Colombiana, a basic formula is reduced to a few broad strokes: she's skinny, she's lethal, she's desperate.


Tuesday, April 14 2009

Transporter 3

There’s a certain purity of movement and lunacy at work here, where context ceases to matter, and the action becomes ecstatic and transcendent.


Tuesday, November 25 2008

Transporter 3

As Frank discovers what's at stake and unravels who wants what, he devises first to get the job done and then, because he actually falls for his wet noodle of a passenger, to save her.


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