Japan's mafia-story maestro returns to familiar territory.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The fragile notion of 'honour amongst thieves’ is explored in Takeshi Kitano’s latest lean, mean crime melodrama, Outrage. Stark and sullen, the film marks Kitano’s return to the gangster genre that brought...
A crime classic.
As entertaining today as it was during its acclaimed theatrical season 30 years ago, John MacKenzie’s The Long Good Friday came to represent a turning point in Britain’s modern film history. Following its release, the nation’s filmmakers, mired...
This very derivative effort never has time to be actually boring, but it\'s not very inspiring either.
Back in 1971, Elmo McElroy, Samuel L. Jackson, is driving home after receiving his degree in pharmacology when he\'s busted for dope-smoking. It\'s the end of his legitimate career. Thirty years later he has created a powerful new drug for the...
Crime drama loses steam along the way.
We Own the Night reunites writer director James Gray with two of his favourite stars – Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix. The three first worked together on The Yards. They had such a terrific experience that when Gray’s script found its way to...