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Film, "The Grey": Too Much Mysticism, Not Enough Action

"The Grey": Too Much Mysticism, Not Enough Action

I was told there would be more wolf-punching. If you crash Liam Neeson and six disposable buddies in the frozen Alaskan wilderness, there is the expectation — nay, the requirement — that Neeson punch as many wolves as possible. Tape…
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Film, Ace Up His Sleeve

Ace Up His Sleeve

New-school genre junk food: Take a Tarantino wannabe with Sundance credentials, add a large, famous-enough cast and a show-biz backdrop, season the violence with references to Sergio Leone and Takeshi Kitano, serve cool, and garnish with a cynicism beyond irony.…
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Film, Straining Day

Straining Day

"Cops die daily and they die bad," barks manic Police Lt. Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) to undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis (Jason Patric), revealing both his hardened 'tude and a little confusion when it comes to adverbs. Welcome to Narc,…
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