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Film, "End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

"End of Watch": Irresistible, Empty Entertainment

Born in 1968, filmmaker David Ayer grew up in the infamously troubled region known as South Central Los Angeles. As an adult, his Hollywood calling card was the screenplay for Training Day (2001), in which Denzel Washington played a corrupt…
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Film, Cop Out

Cop Out

For a movie built around questions of failed ethics and duplicitous behavior, Street Kings is just as dishonest as its characters. Though conceived as yet another sobering frontline report on law enforcement's ever-expanding gray area, director David Ayer's grim police…
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Film, Bad Cop,  Bad Cop

Bad Cop, Bad Cop

This may be a strange time to release a thriller about the dangers of corrupt law enforcement, but Training Day -- with no explosions, no cheap thrills, no international conspiracies -- is about as distant from current East Coast realities…
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