The Hitman’s Bodyguard is the Best Action-Comedy of 1991 [Review]

Let me make clear what The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t: it isn’t fresh. It isn’t particularly unique. The story, about a bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who has to escort the assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) who happens to be his archrival to the Hague so he can testify against Read More …

Buddy Cops: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Each week in November, the Deadshirt crew is partnering up for a look at cinema’s defining Buddy Cop movies. This week: David Uzumeri and Kayleigh Hearn face off against the noir-infused Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. David: While I really enjoyed this summer’s The Nice Guys Read More …

Buddy Cops: The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Each week in November, the Deadshirt crew is partnering up for a look at cinema’s defining Buddy Cop movies. This week: Chuck Winters and Max Robinson face off against the sports corruption caper The Last Boy Scout. The Last Boy Scout (1991) Directed by Tony Read More …

The Monster Squad Balances Childish Fun and Grown-Up Pathos

Sometimes, the most enduring movies are the ones with the simplest premises, and it doesn’t get simpler than The Monster Squad. “Clever children fight the Universal monsters” is about as good as it gets and it’s a waste of time to argue otherwise. Working from a Read More …

The Metafictional Triumph of Iron Man 3

The summer of 2012 could easily have been the peak of the superhero movie boom that’s dominated American cinemas for the better part of a decade. Not only was Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy coming to an end with The Dark Knight Rises, but Marvel’s new Cinematic Read More …