Cannes 2016: Loving review

★★★★☆ It’s been a busy year for Jeff Nichols. His Midnight Special received its premiere in Berlin back in February and now his fourth feature, Loving, arrives at Cannes. Playing in competition, it should confirm Nichols’ reputation as a mature filmmaker of great tact and intelligence. Richard Loving (an immense Continue Reading

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DVD Review: Hired to Kill

★★☆☆☆ Hired to Kill, the cult film from notorious Greek director, disgraced journalist and purveyor of bottom- of-the-barrel trash TV, Nico Mastorakis, cannot, for most viewers, be recommended in good conscience. A bargain bin clone of 1985’s Commando, Hired to Kill boasts performances bad enough to make even Arnie wince, Continue Reading

DVD Review: Creed

★★★★☆ When Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) first stepped into the ring, onto the screen, and into the hearts and minds of cinema audiences back in 1976’s Rocky, few would have predicted him making it to the seventh round. Even fewer would imagine that he’d still be holding his own (a Continue Reading