Tag: Rutger Hauer

BR: Admiral / Michiel de Ruyter (2015)

BR: Admiral / Michiel de Ruyter (2015)

May 26, 2016 | By

Sure to vanish on home video is Roel Reiné’s stirring account of Michiel de Ruyer, the Dutch admiral regarded as one of the greatest navy strategists in history. Heavyset, temperamental and proud, de Ruyter’s life was distilled by screenwriters Lars Bloom and Alex van Galen into a lean narrative that still manages to convey the horrible turmoil of Holland…

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BR: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

BR: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

May 30, 2014 | By

After making a winning faux trailer for a contest to promote the release of Grindhouse (2007), Jason Eisener hit the jackpot with an opportunity to expand his short-form teaser of a fed up, shotgun-wiedling hobo cleaning up a scummy town into a feature film. The resulting work is a surprisingly fun homage to sadistic, reactive action-dramas of the eighties, but with a healthy sense of self-deprecating humour packed into an over-the-top, wet-and-violent cartoon…

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