Movie Review: THE SWEENEY

THE SWEENEY movie poster | ©2013 eOne

Rating: R Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis, Caroline Chikezie Writers: Nick Love & John Hodge, based on the television series created by Ian Kennedy Martin Director: Nick Love Distributor: eOne Release Date: March 1, 2013, theatrical and video on demand THE SWEENEY is based on the ‘70s U.K. police drama of the same name, created by Ian Kennedy Martin and starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. For its day, the show was gritty and controversial, showing cops who violently went around the law in the name of upholding it (think more Jack Bauer than […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE RAVEN

THE RAVEN | (c) 2012 Relativity Media

Rating: R Stars: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin R. McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Writers: Ben Livingston & Hannah Shakespeare Director: James McTeigue Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: April 27, 2012  There is a staple of detective police series, where some unhinged reader/viewer stages crimes described in fiction and/or film, and the author – after being ruled out as a suspect – is brought in to help with the investigation. This has been done relatively recently on BONES and CASTLE (both shows with mystery writer protagonists), the SCREAM movies, the Dirty Harry movie THE DEAD POOL, et cetera. […]Read On »

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