Tag Archives: Crime

Clay Pigeons - * * 1/2*

Clay Pigeons is the sort of wacky dark comedy that tries to be irreverent right off the bat. But, unfortunately, it’s about halfway through before it settles into a good comedic groove. Luckily, if you stick it out, there’s something … Continue reading

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The Negotiator - * * *

Like a successful hostage negotiation, hostage negotiation dramas tend to follow a set pattern. As such, most hostage films fall into one of two camps: those where you sympathize with the hostage takers (see Dog Day Afternoon, or Cadillac Man), … Continue reading

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Mafia! - *

Director Jim Abrahams was one of the original trio who ushered in the nonstop-joke spoof genre with their seminal film Airplane! However after eighteen years and countless clones, the genre has lost its luster. Abrahams latest film, Mafia!, isn’t the … Continue reading

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The Newton Boys - * * 1/2*

Richard Linklater, notorious for his modern day Generation X films, strikes off in new territory in The Newton Boys, a period drama detailing the true-life exploits of the most successful gang of bank robbers in United States history. The mastermind … Continue reading

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