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Wednesday, August 22 2012

What 'True Romance' Did for Tony Scott and Hollywood

Tony Scott’s take on this violently funny genre mishmash gave his career new life, and also transmitted Quentin Tarantino’s vision more credibly than the screenwriter and then-novice director could have done himself.


Wednesday, March 6 2013

A Raging Conflict Between Talent and Testosterone: 'Top Gun'

Top Gun remains one of the most vibrantly shot and outrageously sexual Hollywood blockbusters ever released.

Monday, September 12 2011

'Top Gun' Taught Me What It Is to be THE Man

I swear you can make out very individual bead of sweat on Tom Cruise’s man cleavage during the homoerotic volleyball scene that used to drive my teenage sister and all of her friends crazy.

Thursday, November 11 2010

'Unstoppable': The Pleasures of Gears

For all of its silliness, Unstoppable shows a keen sense of how to mix movie stars with mayhem.

Sunday, November 1 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123

Money makes The Taking of Pelham 123 shine, but no amount of cash can buy creativity.

Friday, June 12 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123

Nothing if not self-aware, this update of Joseph Sargent's 1974 thriller begins by rearranging the class dynamics.


Friday, November 12 2010

'Unstoppable' is a Fun Action Throwback

With its simplistic plot, easy to read leads, and diesel engine overdrive delights, we can forgive its eventual lack of heft. In fact, superficiality was never quite so fun.


Thursday, August 23 2012

Tony Scott was developing projects, including a ‘Top Gun’ sequel

LOS ANGELES — As one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood, Tony Scott’s death leaves a quartet of high-priority projects in limbo. Among them

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