Film Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Anyone familiar with Francis Ford Coppola's work will know that his 70s films, despite their frequently violent subject matter, were often characterized by marvelous restraint. This makes┬áhis career progression in later decades all the more fascinating. For example, after a decade of commercial failures Coppola emerged from the 1980s with two pieces of cinematic lunacy:…Read more Film Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Film Review: John Wick (2014)

As my good friend and fellow dweeb Nick Allen once pointed out: middle-aged killing machines have become the new normal in contemporary Hollywood actioners. Initiated by Liam Neeson's crusty John Mills in Taken, and expanded upon by Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher), Denzel Washington (The Equalizer), and Pierce Brosnan (The November Man), wizened bruisers have suddenly become as…Read more Film Review: John Wick (2014)