Lost Highway (1997) – David Lynch

Porn, crime, tailgating, doppelgangers, murder, transmigration of the soul, and time travel all seem to play some part in the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book following my screening of Blue Velvet. David Lynch gives us another raucous ride as we meet Bill Pullman’s Fred Madison,…

Silver Bullet (1985) – Daniel Attias

The next werewolf title to come along in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies is an adaptation of Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf starring Corey Haim, Megan Follows and Gary Busey. This one hasn’t stood up well to my nostalgia, but on reflection, if you have someone (a younger viewer) that you want to…

Toronto After Dark – Bounty Killer (2013) – Henry Saine

Following in the footsteps of the beautifully American gothic We Are What We Are, the opening night gala presentation for the 8th annual Toronto After Dark Film festival would be difficult for any film. So the programmers went in a completely different direction for the second feature of the night. Using the Kickstarter campaign comic…

Under Siege (1992) – Andrew Davis

  If you take Die Hard, remove Bruce Willis’ charm and humor and put it on a battleship, you have this entry on the 101 Action Movies list. I’ve never been a big Steven Seagal fan, though having said that, I saw all the films he did in the early 80s and 90s, and none…

Point Break (1991) – Kathyrn Bigelow

The 101 Action Movies brings this adrenaline rush of a film back into my life. I honestly hadn’t seen this one in years… Keanu Reeves is rookie FBI agent, Johnny Utah, assigned to the bank robbery division in California, under the command of Ben Harp (John McGinley). He’s partnered up with a bit of a burn-out, Pappas (Gary…

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) – Michael Cimino

The 101 Action Movie list brought me this one, which feels like a bit of a misfire to me, though it does lay the groundwork for future buddy movies. There’s an all-star cast, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Gary Busey, Catherine Bach and George Kennedy, with some wonderful chemistry between Eastwood and Bridges, and…

Lethal Weapon (1987)

I decided to revisit an action classic. (Edit: And again for the !01 Action Movies) Lethal Weapon, after 25 years, is still awesome. Directed by Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie) stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey. It also boasts a script penned by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) who is returning to…