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Reservoir Dogs at 25 – The Electric Shadows Podcast

For this special Reservoir Dogs 25th Anniversary episode, Robs Daniel & Wallis are joined once more by Ian Bird. You’ll remember Ian from his wise words on the JFK podcast. Together they dissect Quentin Tarantino’s sensational debut, discussing its strengths, characters, themes and controversial use of language. And that whole Who Shot Nice Guy Eddie thing.

The three intrepid podcasters place the movie in the overall picture of Tarantino’s career and discuss Tarantino’s cinematic legacy. Could there be a case for the Marvel Cinematic Universe being an extension of what Quentin was doing with his movies in the 90s and noughties? Or Joss Whedon taking the QT baton and running with it into fantasy realms rather than crime? These thoughts and more are given their day in court…

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The Villainess

Director: Jung Byung-gil

Writer: Jung Byung-gil, Jung Byeong-sik

Cast: Kim Ok-bin, Sung Jun, Kim Seo-hyeong, Shin Ha-kyun

Cert: 18

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2017



What’s the story: After murdering the men who killed her husband, criminal enforcer Sook-hee is recruited by a shadowy agency to become an assassin. But, the past never forgets.

What’s the verdict: Forget Atomic Blonde. The Villainess is 2017’s queen of extreme. And strong contender for the year’s best action flick (yep, it out-firepowers John Wick: Chapter 2).

Jung Byung-gil’s sophomore feature, after 2012’s Confession of Murder, also reminds us how well-orchestrated mayhem can elevate the most standard plot.

The Villainess is thrilling, exciting, even moving, but it’s not original...

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Everly

Everly---Salma-Hayek,-posterDirector: Joe Lynch

Writer: Yale Hannon (screenplay and story), Joe Lynch (story)

Cast: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Akie Kotabe, Laura Cepeda

Cert: 18

Running Time: 92 mins

Year: 2015

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The lowdown: Furiously hot sexpot Salma Hayek is the titular heroine out for revenge in what should be a blood-soaked blast. Instead, a witless script and a cockamamie plot create a careless mess with lethargic logic and monotonous monologues. Gorehounds may lap up the copious claret on offer but anyone hoping for style or substance should look elsewhere.

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The full verdict: Setting an action film almost entirely in one location, due to script or budgetary restrictions requires imagination and invention. Recent successes The Raid and Dredd and classics like Assault on Precinct 13 managed to create car...

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