Mission: Impossible – Fallout (***1/2) completes a cycle

"This is an excellently crafted film. It hits every mark that needs to be hit, often times too squarely for effect. The story worked with Rogue Nation for a two film arc, but it would be a good idea to go back to the original premise of different directors for different films now that we've seen what McQuarrie can do...twice."

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (***1/2) Needs desperate times…

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - 2015 Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin One of the funniest scenes in the entire M:I series takes place during the 3rd act. As the principal protagonists surround a person of interest, one of the good guys, Benji (Pegg) is kidnapped by … Continue reading Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (***1/2) Needs desperate times…

Deliver Us From Evil (***) survives

Deliver Us From Evil - 2014 Director Scott Derrickson Starring Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale Screenplay by Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman  Scott Derrickson has a way of making things seem really bad. Not just movie bad, but real, we're not gonna make it bad. Sinister was replete with all sorts of things we'd all seen before, but … Continue reading Deliver Us From Evil (***) survives