The Marksman, 2021 – ★★½

Pitcher: So, it’s like Taken, except you’re doing the Taking.Liam: …but I’m the good guy, right?Pitcher: Of course, you’re taking them away from bad guys.Liam: Sold. — The nod to Clint Eastwood taking some troubled, helpless thing under his wing is evident, and a path much familiar, but if in the mood for it, it’s […]

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Reminiscence, 2021 – ★★½

The main flaw for me was that it was embarking on two stories not quite connected with each other. The primal obsession of finding a love lost, and the indulgent lecture on the environment and politics and Zzzz. My main beef with a lot of films is that is so focused on what the story […]

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Red Finger, 2011 – ★★★

After seeing “The Crimes That Bind”, and already being a fan of Inspector Kaga from the novels “Malice” and “Newcomer”, I went into this one, to see what else had been done in the visual medium. For a TV-Movie, it does indulge in the pre-advertisement moments with melodrama, but there’s no denying it navigates well […]

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