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THE RAID 2 (Gareth Evans, 2014) – The Burford Review

Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra

Genre: Action/ Thriller

Severely battered and bruised after almost single-handedly taking down an entire gang of criminals from the first raid on a Jakarta tower bock, rookie cop Rama (Uwais) discovers that the whole gang he took down are nothing compared to what awaits him now. 643 more words



Raw. Unadulterated action.  Violence turned into art.  That is how I DO NOT live my life.  I wish!  Well, not really.  But my mother passed along her love for creative, unique action films and it has become sort of a family tradition to watch these tense, high-octane films together. 129 more words

Review: "The Raid 2"

Three years ago, writer/director Gareth Evans revolutionized the action genre with his simple tale of a SWAT team that gets trapped in an apartment building full of killers in “The Raid: Redemption”. 454 more words


Requested Review: "La Femme Nikita"

The idea of reviewing foreign material has always been a slightly daunting concept to me.  There’s much in the way of factors that make a piece work in one culture and fail in another. 863 more words

Movie Reviews

Rambo Beastie

About a month ago, Boyfriend and Flatmate decided it was time to revisit the Rambo films. I have to say, they don’t make especially good knitting radio, since the soundtrack is more explosions, gunfire and screaming than actual dialogue, but they did give me an idea for a new Beastie. 113 more words

Knitted Beasties

HOMEFRONT (Gary Fleder, 2013)

Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ Crime

After a bust goes tragically wrong and a powerful crime boss blames him for his son’s death, former undercover DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) who is now a widower moves to a quiet Southern State town with his daughter (Izabela Vidovic). 678 more words


THE FAMILY (Luc Besson, 2013)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones

Genre: Drama/ Comedy

The Manzoni family, very much a New York mafia family, are forced to constantly relocate under a witness protection programme after the head of the family (De Niro) snitched on his fellow gangsters. 610 more words