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Ed Travis

Ed Travis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Eliminators (2016) Eliminators boasts a barebones story, but uses this to its advantage, sustaining an incredible pace and focus that elevates its sparse story and boils it down to a thrilling and lean cat and mouse chase.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
No Score Yet Nemesis (1993) Claims that Nemesis is Albert Pyun's opus aren't exaggerated.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
No Score Yet Lone Wolf and Cub 6: White Heaven in Hell (1973) White Heaven In Hell boasts perhaps the most iconic and trippy visuals of the entire Lone Wolf And Cub saga.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
No Score Yet Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô) (Shogun Assassin 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold) (1973) There's double and triple crosses, and the usual quests for honor and vengeance mixing together into one.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
No Score Yet Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in Peril (1972) It's perhaps the most salacious of the films...; thrilling and tragic and serving to add dimensionality and depth to our main characters on their road to vengeance.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
No Score Yet Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart to Hades) (1974) It's a powerful entry in the series, further elevating Ogami's mythical status, more deeply endearing him to the audience, and challenging the honor codes through equal parts potent and exploitative storytelling.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
100% Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma) (Shogun Assassin) (1972) The climactic battle in the desert... is breathtaking.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
82% Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ôkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru) (1972) The adventures of wandering assassin Ogami Itto and his young son Daigoro (6 films in all) add up to one of the silver screen's grandest epic tales.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Train To Busan is boilerplate zombie cinema done right from top to bottom.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
33% Slipstream (1989) An enjoyable romp with boundless ideas hampered only by the harsh realities of... production and post-production. ‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
47% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Much like the Fast films, all logic, reason, and physics are thrown out the window here, and the movie's all the better for it.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
32% Windtalkers (2002) It's a great director doing what he does best but ultimately not really doing justice to the Navajo code talkers story.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
89% Miracle Mile (1989) A master class in pacing and escalation, writer/director Steve De Jarnatt (Cherry 2000) crafts in Miracle Mile a John Hughes meets George Miller all-timer.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
57% The Yakuza (1975) Matching an aged and rugged Robert Mitchum with ultimate Japanese gangster actor Ken Takakura, The Yakuza is, frankly, a piece of masculine cinematic heaven.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
No Score Yet No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) An objectively bad Karate Kid rip-off, No Retreat, No Surrender manages to never the less entertain and delight with a combination of pure earnestness and legitimately cool fight work.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Charlize Theron absolutely owns Atomic Blonde, both upping her own action game as one of our most exciting big screen action heroes, and elevating the borderline "seen it before" spy/espionage sandbox which the film plays in.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
79% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) With an interesting set up, a hugely compelling performance from Pullman... and a screenplay that knows its roots and represents the genre with honor, The Ballad Of Lefty Brown will be a modern western classic worth revisiting often.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
74% Gemini (2018) Gemini is a cool, often funny, and well-crafted Hollywood mystery poking a little fun at the industry that they certainly had to work within in order to create the movie itself.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
45% Dead or Alive: Final (2002) Final is a fitting capper to the trilogy‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Dead or Alive 2: Birds (Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha) (Dead or Alive 2: Runaway) (2000) It's very different than the first film, and elevates the concept of the series substantially. It's also genuinely touching, with Miike exploring the purity of childhood and the depravity of adulthood.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Dead or Alive (1944) Dead Or Alive lives and dies by its opening and closing sequences.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Preparati la bara! (Django, Prepare a Coffin) (1968) A totally satisfying and largely unremarkable Italian western.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott... ultimately commit[s] the sin of retracing his own steps, recreating Alien sans the claustrophobia, the mystery of the creature, or the deep investment we had in the characters from the first film.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
87% Dheepan (2016) The viewer is so deeply invested in these characters and in their successful transition into life in France that the dynamite conclusion is heightened to a fever pitch.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Shôwa zankyô-den (Brutal Tales of Chivalry) (1965) Ultimately, Brutal Tales of Chivalry does live up to its title, as an exploration of one man and how his adherence to a societal code of conduct ripples throughout a town ravaged by war.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
87% It Comes At Night (2017) With wonderful performances, jarring music, nightmarish visuals, and devastating thematic exploration, Shults is confident in his ability to rattle you and disinterested in coddling his audience.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
No Score Yet Kill'em All (2017) Kill 'Em All is a film that displays none of the exciting physicality or bravery of performance that some of JCVD's recent work has shown.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
72% Final Score (2018) All of it works together to create a highly enjoyable action spectacle, which is all anyone is hoping for when they press play on Final Score.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
42% Aftermath (2017) [Arnold] acquits himself well and seems to bring his own life of troubles with him in these latter performances. But this film is pretty relentlessly bleak without a whole lot to say about any of the proceedings. ‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991) This film captures four times the excess of Die Hard on a quarter of the budget.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet YouthMin (2017) What stands out in YouthMin is the script and the tone. Nailing a sort of cynical and simultaneously heartfelt ode to an absolutely ridiculous profession and subculture‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
32% The Assignment (2017) The Assignment feels like a case where the audacity of the premise and the talent attached to the project kind of supercede the ultimate quality of the film, making it a must see for Hill or Weaver fans. Aside from that premise, the film struggles.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
78% Dredd (2012) Dredd is a fantastic film; laser focused, true to the spirit of the comic book character, and filled with ratcheting tension and killer hard-R action set pieces.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
69% Hell in the Pacific (1968) Hell In The Pacific is a true underseen classic featuring brave work from all the major craftsmen involved and offering much food for thought even today.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The 55 year old Reeves has found a muse in Stahelski, who constructs jaw dropping fight sequences, films them with an unparalleled proficiency, and gives Reeves a spotlight to display his remarkable on screen fighting skills.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
69% Trespass (1992) In [Walter] Hill's hands, a whole feast of beloved actors have a chance to have a great time being bad.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers (1972) Valachi wasn't biting off of The Godfather. To the contrary, they were developed almost in tandem. One just happened to become one of the greatest motion pictures ever created, and a global phenomenon. The other happened to be The Valachi Papers.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
71% The Fifth Element (1997) The Fifth Element is a bold, bright, loud, rowdy, lush, extravagant science fiction space opera that wears its heart on its garish sleeve.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
72% Léon: The Professional (1994) The tricky character dynamics, remarkable performances, and thrilling action of Leon has never been topped in Besson's 30+ year career.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
67% Savage Dog (2017) If pure 1980s-style action cinema is a favorite genre of yours, you're going to find a lot to love in Savage Dog.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) It's a hugely entertaining story that builds, ebbs, and flows in such a way that it feels like the Lord Of The Rings of Indian cinema. ‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
69% Ronin (1998) I wasn't prepared to be absolutely blown away by the storytelling, style, character work, and quiet cool that Ronin truly represents. This isn't just a solid late '90s spy thriller, it's a true entry in the espionage annals.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) Visually dull and flat out ugly, Hercules apes the stylization of Zack Snyder's 300 to a troubling degree. It looks and feels cheap from start to finish, with nary a color to be seen.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
25% Conan the Barbarian (2011) The creative team had a unified vision, the talent on screen was strong, and the creator's vision was honored. If only audiences had responded in kind.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Darkland (Underverden) (2017) Never losing its dramatic heft or breaking too far away from street-level gritty realism, Darkland takes audiences on a relentless descent into revenge.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
87% Wheelman (2017) The vision for the film is clear, and as Wheelman's priorities and plans crystalize, the movie shifts gears into a full-throated action/chase film that's truly cinematic, edge of your seat stuff.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
90% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl In Cell Block 99 is simultaneously patient, methodical, sharply character focused, and shockingly frank in its unparalleled violence.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
63% Jailbreak (2017) Good-natured, silly, and surreal, Jailbreak is on a mission to provide audiences with relentless levels of fun. There's a sense of humor throughout that is occasionally as broad and internationally palatable as a Jackie Chan project.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
88% Bodied (2018) At worst, Bodied will entertain audiences in unique and timely ways. At best, Bodied has the potential to push forward not only our racial dialog in America, but to genuinely inspire relationships across perceived and real dividing lines.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) With a style so simultaneously reverent of the past and boundary pushing today, the genius of craft behind Blade Runner 2049 truly is its greatest asset. ‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018