Tag Archives: Daniel Kaluuya

Widows

LEFT WITH NOTHING. CAPABLE OF ANYTHING.  In Chicago, a seasoned criminal (Liam Neeson) and his team are killed by an explosion, eventually forcing their widows to complete a heist the men were planning. This forceful remake of the 1983-1985 British series marks Steve McQueen’s more than capable entry into action-thriller territory. Tension remains high while … Continue reading Widows

Black Panther: Royal Rumble

LONG LIVE THE KING.  At the premiere of this entry in the Marvel franchise, the praise was universal and looked a little bit like how Get Out (2017) was received. Not only were both movies hailed as excellent genre examples, but critics and reporters also frequently pointed out how important they were in the aftermath … Continue reading Black Panther: Royal Rumble

Get Out

JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE INVITED, DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE WELCOME.  Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) go to see her parents (Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener) who live in a secluded mansion; this is a very liberal family, but something is definitely off… Comedian Jordan Peele’s directing debut is a horror-comedy with a fresh twist. … Continue reading Get Out

Sicario: Beyond the Border

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS.  Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s first American film, Prisoners (2013), wowed some critics who labeled it a masterpiece. I thought its running time and some convoluted aspects of the script prevented it from brilliance, but was still impressed. Villeneuve’s second American film (after a Canadian-Spanish detour called Enemy, … Continue reading Sicario: Beyond the Border

Johnny English Reborn

LAUGH AT THE FACE OF DANGER. After a major scandal sent top intelligence agent Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) into retirement, he’s brought back several years later to stop a plot to assassinate the Chinese Premier. One could ask oneself if this sequel was worth making, but both films were box-office hits. The spy spoof stuff … Continue reading Johnny English Reborn

Kick-Ass 2

YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR DESTINY. When Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins a team of other friendly, masked crime-fighters, he wants Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) to be a part of it; meanwhile, a former enemy creates a new alias for himself. The sequel hooks up with our heroes a few years later and gives a lot … Continue reading Kick-Ass 2