Perhaps the definitive modern action movie, and also maybe the one with the action sequences that I have loved most over the years, which somehow also has literally many treatises’ worth of material going on just below the surface.
Our new feature has our capsule thoughts on new movies in theaters and on streaming, in this case featuring three great women directors and also a new/old take on Shakespeare
These movie about LA street racers stealing electronics is better than it has any right to be, by which I mean it should truly terrible and is mostly fine. Also it somehow spawned a multi-billion dollar franchise.
Few movies take as hard a left turn than this collaboration between modern schlock masters Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
With the 25th James Bond movie releasing today, we revisit the very first, which is much slower but does find the character himself fully formed.
In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.
A highly-influential (and deeply cheesy) kung fu movie, without which we not have “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” or a slew of previous martial arts films.
A bombastic, action-packed sequel that has basically nothing in common with its tense, contained thriller of a predecessor, and yet both are great movies in their own way.
The winner of our action movie poll is the muscle-fest called “Predator,” in which Arnold Schwarzenegger fights an alien that see only in very doofy-looking heat vision.
This mega-hit made Bruce Lee a household name and became maybe the most successful and influential martial arts movie ever made.