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The Sweeney: Paris [AKA The Squad; Anti-gang] (2016, dir. Benjamin Rocher)

An elite anti-crime squad faces internal pressures and a new gang of bankrobbers. Superior French remake of the Nick Love/Ray Winstone Sweeney reboot, with an emphasis on strong action and humour. 6 more words

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Bad Day For The Cut (2017, dir. Chris Baugh)

A lonely farmer seeks revenge after the killing of his mother. Splendidly bleak Northern Irish thriller with a darkly comic streak. Well worth seeking out.

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Unstoppable (2010, dir. Tony Scott)

A veteran train driver and a rookie conductor try to stop a runaway freight train. A splendid rendition of a hoary B-movie premise; Unstoppable does everything right in its handling of the subject matter. 10 more words

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Hard Target (1993, dir. John Woo)

A homeless sailor disrupts a scheme where rich hunters prey on down-and-out Vietnam veterans. This take on The Most Dangerous Game is a B-movie joy: superb stylised action, swaggering villainy, and a glimmer of social conscience.

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011, dir. David Gelb)

Documentary portrait of Jiro Ono, a sushi master. A compelling examination of dedication, zen-like patience, purity, and the pursuit of perfection in all things sushi-related. Highly recommended.

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Stasis (2017, dir. Nicole Jones-Dion)

Two freedom fighters are sent back in time to the present to avert an apocalypse. Terminator-ish zero-budget SF with some good ideas, but without the budget or the final draft of the script to do them justice.

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Parker (2013, dir. Taylor Hackford)

A double-crossed professional thief tracks down the men who left him for dead. It starts well, but Parker loses its way in comic asides, unfocused subplots and a lack of narrative throughline; a disappointment from this director that doesn’t do justice to the Donald E Westlake source material.

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