Lewton Bus

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Rating Title/Year Author
C+ Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (2020) VyceVictus Crazy Samurai Musashi is a fascinating experiment in film making, but a failure as an engaging narrative. Still, there is a lot to be gleaned from this unique venture. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
B+ The Outpost (2019) VyceVictus The Outpost is an uncanny and at times overwhelming experience, I heartfelt tribute that serves as a stark reminder of the cost of war rather than a mere glorification EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2020
B+ Da 5 Bloods (2020) VyceVictus Da 5 Bloods is a tremendous experience, though it is also clear that the copious amounts of Spike Lee's famous idiosyncrasies hurt as often as help. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/5 Capone (2020) VyceVictus At its worst, CAPONE needlessly obfuscates a moral journey told better by other crime dramas. At its best, it provides a unique lens through which to study a world famous icon of crime, stripped of muscular mythology to reveal the rotting pulp within EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) VyceVictus I can say most assuredly that it has already earned its place among the pantheon of classic war films and indeed the greatest films of all time. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Final Countdown (1980) VyceVictus There is merit in a war film chooses to explore deeper philosophical points, as well as one that serves as a critical thinking exercise in how the military decision making process might play out in the most unlikely of situations. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
300: Rise of an Empire (2014) VyceVictus It rehashes old ideas and seems to bask in the gross and problematic elements of the original, unaware of the changes in social attitudes that had occurred between the production of the two films. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) VyceVictus The Admiral: Roaring Currents is a fine example of those qualities in battle, and an excellent view of one of the great naval battles in history that people from every nation can learn from. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Road to Mandalay (2016) VyceVictus The Road To Mandalay starts at a slow burn, but it builds up to a knockout conclusion that makes the preceding exploits reverberate that much more powerfully. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Survival Family (2017) VyceVictus Along with being a brilliant satire, Survival Family turns out to be one of the best family adventures I've seen so far this decade. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) VyceVictus There is certainly fun to be had and heart to be found in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but it comes at the cost of a lowered bar and the acknowledgment of the fact that there are already better and more provocative action movies out this year. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Blade (1998) VyceVictus I found it fascinating how Blade works through a lot of that nastiness in its own way. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Crimson Tide (1995) VyceVictus Crimson Tide has many lessons to offer that are relevant to this day. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
G.I. Jane (1997) VyceVictus G.I. Jane feels somewhat ham-fisted and quaint now, but the electric chemistry between the actors and the importance of its message can still be felt today. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Superfly (2018) VyceVictus The film also contains great work from supporting actors and fun cameos by musical artists such as Rick Ross, which imparts the Atlanta setting with an interesting mix of street authenticity and outlandish fantasy. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Guardian (2006) VyceVictus The Guardian is ultimately a by the numbers movie that failed to hit big at the box office, seemingly lost to time. Various elements seem dated or unintentionally hilarious. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Operation Chromite (2016) VyceVictus I still ultimately enjoy what Operation Chromite brings to the table as far as an entertaining war film created in the modern era is concerned. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Transfiguration (2016) VyceVictus The Transfiguration is a harrowing and visceral horror movie experience, while also being a poetic rumination on love and loss. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 6 Underground (2019) VyceVictus 6 Underground is like a refutation of the very concept of cinema itself; this is not a negative criticism. Rather than a deconstruction, it feels like a raw vivisection of action movies, examining what blockbusters & audiences expect/need from each other EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
A- Feral (2019) VyceVictus Feral is a sobering and introspective journey into depression and isolation associated with life in the city, but it also presents a powerful social parable as the secret behind the protagonist's sorrowful predicament is revealed. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
4/5 () VyceVictus We Are The Heat is a grand new addition to the pantheon of black-lead gangster movies, the evolution of dancing on film, and a badge of honor for the Afro-Latin people of Colombia that they should be proud to showcase to the world. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
B+ Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) VyceVictus India, which has a long history of indigenously produced war films reflecting its real world conflicts, has now thrown down the gauntlet for modern warfare action cinema with the film Uri: The Surgical Strike. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
A+ Burning (2018) VyceVictus How far would you descend into madness for love? How much farther for hatred? How much farther will we fall until we can fall no longer? How much dirt and blood can you be stained with before it never washes off. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
C Upgrade (2018) VyceVictus Upgrade tries to emulate and top violent 80s/90s sci-fi schlock, yet I cant shake the fact that I've seen far more gripping & shocking movies. I would have preferred to catch this on Friday night cable like those gritty exploitation films of the past. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
B- Rampage (2018) VyceVictus I went into Rampage expecting a broad, silly, fun spectacle and for the most part it delivered. However, I was taken aback by subtle and at times overt metaphors at play, sorting through real world issues & addressing serious themes of other recent films EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
B+ Black Panther (2018) VyceVictus Black Panther is all at once another formulaic superhero movie and a revolutionary achievement for modern blockbusters, introducing weighty elements such as racism, the African diaspora, and colonialism into the well worn superhero template. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
B The Equalizer 2 (2018) VyceVictus Even with a relatively weak plot, Washington demonstrates flashes of bloody excitement as he dispatches armed goons in steady intervals...That said, my audience reacted even more during the dramatic moments, graced by his Final Form as Uncle Denzel. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018