Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Anna

Movie Review: Anna

I may come across as some curmudgeon that doesn’t like Hollywood blockbusters or big brand films, but I’ll always have a soft spot for a good action movie. Face/Off and John Wick provide us with two of my favourite action oriented movies, and while they’re certainly flawed, I’m happy to overlook the niggles and doubts that they offer in the face […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Leon: The Professional 25th Anniversary

Review: Leon: The Professional 25th Anniversary

Writer and director Luc Besson has found a niche and worked within it comfortably for the better half of 25 years. He now creates completely forgettable action films that are full of high-octane thrills, but empty when it comes to character development and suitably interesting stories. That wasn’t always the case though, and his work in 1994’s Leon: The Professional, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Taken 3 (5th Anniversary)

Review: Taken 3 (5th Anniversary)

It’s always a terrifying sight to behold when a mediocre movie receives a sequel. Taken 2 looks like the Citizen Kane of action movies compared to the third instalment with the now visibly tired Liam Neeson. The guy can’t catch a break, and this time he’s been framed for the murder of his wife. On the run and with […]