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Dan Movie Reviews

I’ve been a big John Woo fan ever since that day when I saw The Killer with Tim at the Coolidge Corner theater in Brookline. Once he came over to the USA, his films took a bit of a turn downward. They didn’t have the same edginess, drama, or stylizations of his Hong Kong flicks. Personally, I’d blame the studios. But even with all that extra pressure, he did manage to crank out a film like Face/Off which seemed to …

Windtalkers

Dan Movie Reviews

Got together with Michael for a screening tonight. He showed up a bit early, so we went and got some dinner from California Chicken Cafe. (Really good wraps!) We then headed down to MGM for a screening of John Woo’s latest film: Windtalkers. After coming to America to make films, John Woo never seems to have gotten his own way. Fighting the studio system seemed to be par for the course, and his films – while entertaining – always seemed …