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The Covenant 2023
Guy Ritchie shows a refreshing change of pace with a weighty, yet well balanced war story of brotherhood and bond that translates the Old Wild West to the Middle East. With Jake Gyllennhall impressing once more, this time as the would-be Lone Ranger, and a superb Dar Salim as his Tonto-type native, the two are a pleasure to be in the company, no matter how gruelling or intense their perilous journey across the arid landscape pursued by hordes of Taliban gets. Their kinship glues you to the action and the hopes for a happy ending, however seemingly unlikely, is sustained until the very end.
Fast X 2023
The Fast franchise may have run out of road or many long before this point, but here, with what might just be the worst, it's hard to imagine even the most ardent of fans seeing anything other than a film series that's fonallty running on empty. A charmless, almost entirely humourless, messy montage of establishing shots and needle drops that presents only the very worst things of what the Fast films have become. For the first time, no amount of…
Black Hawk Down 2001
Scott described the film as ‘anti-war, but pro-military’ and that is certainly true. There’s no single star-lead protagonist, but a team of individual heroes. There’s no sentimental bullshit; showing the families back home or close-ups of American flags fluttering in the wind. Instead Scott bravely removes these genre clichés and replaces them with the gritty reality of war.
Typically of Scott there’s an incredible attention to detail, with even something as small as a hot shell casing burning a soldier’s…