Out Of Sight… Out Of Mind?

It was 74 days ago when I reviewed Logan Lucky (if you can believe it), but I was never going to be done with Soderbergh. So I decided to return to the quirky, bald filmmaker with 1998’s Out of Sight… Prolific banker robber Jack Foley (George Clooney) escapes from custody, only to be seen byContinue reading “Out Of Sight… Out Of Mind?”

Quiz: Name That Heist!

“Woah! What’s this?” I hear you say. Well, don’t worry, dear reader – you can rest assured. A while back now, I introduced a new category in this blog called Trivia. Trivia quickly died. Well, not really, but instead of being a regular weekly thing, it’s a one off, premium article published on a SundayContinue reading “Quiz: Name That Heist!”

Who’s The Patsy? Logan Lucky

The Italian Job. Reservoir Dogs. Inception. The Usual Suspects. Heist. Dog Day Afternoon. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. The Asphalt Jungle. Angry Birds 2. Hell or High Water. Ocean’s 11. And Logan Lucky? Can we add it to the list of great heist films? Keep on scrolling on down, loyal reader. Keep onContinue reading “Who’s The Patsy? Logan Lucky”

Unlike Your Usual Western, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Captures Something Beautiful

At the beginning of the film, Thunderbolt is disguised as a preacher, living a life in hiding. He’s reading a sermon to his church. “As under the redeemer’s gentle reign, the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.” We immediately cut to a young Jeff Bridges, Lightfoot,Continue reading “Unlike Your Usual Western, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Captures Something Beautiful”

The Original Reservoir Dogs: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Yes – this is the 1974 one. I’m not messing around with the 2009 one. Oh, no siree. We stick to the classics on this blog. None of your big budget, fast cutting Tony Scott nonsense here. Right. Let’s get on with it. Mr Blue (Robert Shaw) is in charge. Mr Green (Martin Balsam) hasContinue reading “The Original Reservoir Dogs: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three”

Why The Hidden Gem American Animals Is So Captivating

This is a true story. I know. I didn’t have the intangible excuse of saying how unbelievable this heist was and that it would never happen in real life – because it did. There was something really appealing about this film throughout, but I’ll come on to that a little bit later. American Animals isContinue reading “Why The Hidden Gem American Animals Is So Captivating”

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