Tag: Pierre Morel

Stinkers of 2018: Mile 22 + Peppermint

Stinkers of 2018: Mile 22 + Peppermint

February 5, 2019 | By

Two of 2018’s action stinkers are reviewed this week: Peter Berg’s MILE 22 + Pierre Morel’s PEPPERMINT.

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BR: Peppermint (2018)

BR: Peppermint (2018)

February 5, 2019 | By

Peppermint is the latest revenge thriller in which a mature actor plays a character whose family is either endangered (Taken) or dead, or whose own life is part of a larger scheme to hush an opponent permanently (The Gunman)…

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Modern Noir: Sean Penn in U-Turn (1997) + The Gunman (2015)

Modern Noir: Sean Penn in U-Turn (1997) + The Gunman (2015)

November 25, 2015 | By

Sean Penn headlines a pair of modern noir entries on Blu: Oliver Stone’s brilliantly wacky U-Turn (1997) from Twilight Time, and Pierre Morel’s The Gunman (2015) from Universal.

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BR: Gunman, The (2015)

BR: Gunman, The (2015)

November 24, 2015 | By

One could present a fair argument that this film version of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman is a film noir veiled in a series of extended action montages, mostly because its leading character, a sniper named Terrier is a ‘dogged’ figure whose past comes to bite him in the ass, and mandates fast action and revenge…

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