By James Kenney (Adapted from a review originally appearing on whatchareading.com) BLOOD MONEY John Cusack, long seemingly disinterested in acting since his solid performances in ADULT WORLD and LOVE & MERCY a near-decade ago, disengaged briefly in 2017 from his lively, political and sometimes funny twitter feed to bring some of his long-dormant thespian good humor and timingContinue reading “The Man in Black: John Cusack in BLOOD MONEY and SINGULARITY”
Category Archives: Stealth Cinema Reviews
Jazz Noir: Mike Figgis’ Oddly Brilliant STORMY MONDAY
Mike Figgis’ stylish, darkly funny and offbeat jazz noir is worth your acquaintance.
Pretty Good is Good Enough: Edward Burns returns with SUMMER DAYS, SUMMER NIGHTS
Ed Burns pleasantly surprises with his latest ensemble piece.
Confronting the Past with Adrian Brody and the Creepy BACKTRACK
Mostly ignored ghost story is pretty good.
Sneaking in From Left Field: Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison and Don Johnson in VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY
Vengeance: A Love Story, is worthy of some attention, particularly Don Johnson’s masterful performance.
Hooray for Old-School European Pretension! Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko in the unnoticed CORRESPONDENCE
Olga Kurylenko and Jeremy Irons slipped out an old-school, pretentious European romance that is…puzzling.
“You Saved One of My Best Pictures”: My Adventures with Peter Bogdanovich and his Lost, Last Picture Show
A story about a fan, his favorite filmmaker, and an eBay miracle changing the direction of film history.
LOW BUDGET SPUNK VERSUS BIG BUDGET FUNK: FIRST KILL versus THE MUMMY
In 2017, I argued a straight-to-video Bruce Willis film was better than Tom Cruise’s THE MUMMY. Really!
Wanted: More Sharks, No Steroids or Machine Guns Necessary
I use Jason Statham’s WILD CARD to explain why low-budget straight-to-video action films are better than stuff that makes it to the theater.
Idiosyncratic and Violent: Jason Statham in Stephen Knight’s REDEMPTION (aka HUMMINGBIRD)
I was an early adopter of Jason Statham’s most interesting Redemption/Hummingbird.