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Gangsters

With the success of Martin Scorcese's The Departed, a remake of the original Infernal Affairs, there has been a renewed interest in the Hong Kong trilogy of films that started it all. Infernal Affairs…
Kenji (Tadanobu Asano, Twilight Samurai) is a Japanese library clerk in Bangkok. His work environment is as orderly and tidy as it is uninteresting, with fluorescent lights seemingly washing out all t…
The Hong Kong gangster genre of films is one that I have been dipping into lately, and I have to admit the formula is followed so closely with almost all the films, that they are starting to blur toge…
The Hollywood(land) sign in the Hollywood hills is as iconic in the movies as it is in real life. Gangster Squad opens up with a, well, memorable scene with the ubiquitous sign as the backdrop: A man …
If you were to glance at the screen while The Courier was playing, you would say it was a movie. It's got recognizable actors, a great deal of action, and the production values (minus some obvious gre…
It’s beefy, both in running time and content, and filled from open to close with bad guys, good buys, flying bullets, violence, drugs, murder, chase sequences and some stellar acting from its two boy-…
It’s not that the movie is bad, because it isn’t. In fact, it’s quite ambitious and somewhat enjoyable. But it does try to cram in so many different genres that it feels a bit like a glitzy, bouncy, c…
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