Catalogue

Ambushed

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 8 april 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Daniel Bonjour (Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls), Carly Pope (Textuality, Young People Fucking, Elysium), Gianni Capaldi (A Certain Justice), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Susie Abromeit (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper then she can handle - the case becomes personal for Maxwell who has to combat ruthless killers and dirty cops in an all-out action filled finale to bring the criminals to justice.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Entertains from beginning to end. Kudos to the director on this one.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: An entertaining action film. We enjoyed Ambushed; there was action, drama and a healthy dose of reality.
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.
  • Silverscreenslags.com: Ambushed is a slick slice of B-Movie action that is perfect for an evening of switching off and relaxing. Serafini directs with an understated professionalism and there are enjoyable performances from Bonjour and Capaldi, as well as higher-profile stars Couture, Jones, and Lundgren.
  • Blu-ray.com: enjoyable character dynamics, decent performances, a fair pacing, and a plot that isn't needlessly complicated
  • DVDTalk.com: it ups the sex and violence factor enough that, with a few okay twists thrown in, it's a fine pizza and a six pack movie.. Rent it.
  • The-Other-View.com: "Ambushed is an intricate web of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, linking together multiple characters and stories into one climatic and explosive ending."
  • DansMovieReport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.

Crawl

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 augustus 2013
Director: Paul China
Cast: George Shevtsov (Dead Calm), Bob Newman, Georgina Haig (The Sapphires), Lauren Dillon

Crawl is a character-driven thriller set in an unknown, rural town. A seedy bar-owner hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. Now a hostage in her own home, the young woman is driven to desperate measures for survival. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax.

Reviews
  • Moviescene.nl: interessante personages, zeer spannende scènes, mooi camerawerk en, voor wie wat zwarte komedie kan waarderen, geestige dialogen.
  • Imaginefilmfestival.nl: Crawl is een kleine thriller die groot effect sorteert. Doet de set-up denken aan Blood Simple (toevallig ook de debuutfilm van twee filmende broers), zodra de Kroatische killer het huis van de arme serveerster binnendringt, ontpopt de film zich tot een zenuwslopend kat-en-muisspel dat in een beheerst tempo wordt uitgespeeld.
  • Blogomatic3000.com: No matter which way you look at it, Crawl is a stunning piece of cinema from a talent that are sure to go on to bigger, though maybe not better (the film sets the bar very high) things.
  • Andyerupts.com: I'd go so far as to say that Crawl is light years ahead of most horror films emerging from the UK and US, both in terms of technical achievement and atmosphere. It does not disappoint. One of my top films of 2012, so far.
  • SBS.com.au: A thrilling cinematic work crafted with dark nuance and graceful skill, Crawl is a film brimming with the promise of things to come for director Paul China and star Georgina Haig.
  • Blueprintreview.co.uk: Crawl is an uncomplicatedly pleasurable watch
  • CineOutsider.com: a strikingly confident first feature that bodes well for future projects from this familial filmmaking duo.
  • Totalfilm.com: Stylish, slow-burning and veering into torture territory, British director Paul China's debut feature is crammed with tension.
  • Horrortalk.com: Crawl is tense, gripping and well-made.
  • Aintitcool.com: A fantastic achievement in ratcheting up tension and suspense.
  • DreadCentral.com: Rivals No Country for Old Men in gritty style and suspense...an assured Hitchcockian slow-burn.
  • FrightFest, Alan Jones: Not since the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple has there been a more exciting thriller debut.
  • Horrorphile.net: A stunning first movie that drips with suspense.
Awards
  • Screamfest 2011: Festival Trophy (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography) 

Down and Dangerous

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Zak Forsman
Cast: John T. Woods (Time Again, V/H/S/2), Paulie Rojas (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Ross Marquand

Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.

Reviews
  • Letterboxd.com: It immediately brings to mind Michael Mann's films like Heat, and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. And I think this film does a pretty good job of living up to those films. John Woods plays a cool criminal in the vein of Mel Gibson in Payback. He has every base covered, every angle accounted for. Too bad the people around him can't say the same, especially the girl. Watching his plans unravel and how he handles it is a fun time at the movies.
  • Apocalypselaterfilm.com: The tone is what's surprising here. This remains accessible, never becoming an ordeal like drug films often do, never becoming nasty even with a brief torture scene and never losing its direction to distractions. No, the Mormons are hardly going to praise it but combining a strong story, a strong score and strong editing with a strong set of performances makes it a very strong film indeed.
  • Examiner.com: "Down and Dangerous" is a spectacularly slick-looking flick. Writer/director Zak Forsman has an excellent cinematic eye as this crime thriller has the look and feel of a studio release.
Awards
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival 2013: Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

End of a Gun

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 november 2016
Director: Keoni Waxman
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Alexandre Nguyen (Exodus to Shanghai), Jade Ewen

Decker (Seagal), an ex-federal agent, comes across a woman, Lisa, being beaten by her boyfriend, Decker, and is forced to kill the enraged man to save her. Instead of congratulations and thanks, Decker faces possible criminal charges. Lisa, knowing his situation, asks him to help her steal $2 million hidden within her boyfriend's car at the police impound lot. They successfully recover the money, but it only puts them in greater danger, as the money was supposed to be delivered to a druglord. He catches wind of their theft and sends a hit squad to recover the money. Meanwhile, a determined cop, alarmed at the number of bodies piling up around Decker, is also hot on his trail. Decker must turn to an unlikely ally to keep the cash, save a now kidnapped Lisa, and survive an epic gun battle with the kingpin's henchmen.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Gangster Playboy Legends

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Peter Barrett, Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Robert Cavanah, Jay Brown (The Hunters), Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy)

An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History. Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals - Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done. As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere. As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: a gripping and entertaining piece of cinema.
  • Comedychords.com: Its fresh take on an old Brit tale is surprisingly enjoyable and the problems don't stop it from being an impressive watch. One of the better Brit gangster flicks to come out since Guy Ritchie dominated the genre and that's not an exaggeration.
  • Cinevue.com: Tanter's film does well to create an authentic sense of the dingy and lurid environs that this rabble inhabits.
  • BringTheNoiseUK.com: certainly a good watch.
  • Hheyuguys.co.uk: Tanter has found another theory intriguing enough to rouse interest and provide an appealing watch
  • Boxofficebuz.com: Don't miss it, there's some truly classic moments contained within the film!
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: off-the-peg gangster fun.
  • Close-upfilm.com: it definitely has a dark edge that other similar films lack. Tanter isn't afraid to hold a mirror to up to the brutality of violent crime rather than glorifying it.
  • Movieemporium.co.uk: There is no doubt that this is very much a film that is male orientated. The language is strong, the women are naked and the violence is heavy and brutal.

Gangster Playboys Retribution

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 2 december 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Billy Murray (The Bill), Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Esmail

It was the most infamous gangland killing in British history, an empire of crime had ended overnight when four men were shot dead in a desolate field late at night. The killers were never caught and the story of that night become legend. Twenty years later and new, younger faces were making their own impact on the gangland scene. But there were men who would never rest until justice was served, their influence reached to the very top echelons of the British underworld and their profession was murder.

This is the story of the epic retribution that followed the Range Rover murders - a revenge spree that would shake the local crime families and police force to their core. Their names will never be known, but their deeds shocked a nation.

Reviews
  • Screenjabber.com: A slick production.
  • Cinemachords.com: Along with solid performances from the entire cast and an ending that won't let you down, Tanter's latest film has all the makings of a fine British feature. Slick, brutal and has some great one-liners.

The Heist

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 3 september 2013
Director: Peter Hewitt
Cast: Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths, True Romance), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Se7en), William H. Macy (Fargo), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)

Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) are each so lost in fascination with the particular objet d'art of his affection that although they have been coworkers for decades, they only just meet for the first time when crisis strikes: there's a new curator in town, and his plan is to change the museum's collection entirely, threatening to rob each man of his greatest secret passion in life. However, having found their kindred spirits, the men forge a plan to hold onto the works of art they hold most dear. Though hardly criminal masterminds, their inflamed hearts drive them to plan and execute the most daring art heist ever conceived from the inside – with bumblingly hilarious results!

Reviews
  • Blueprintreview.co.uk: The Heist is charming and fun with a to-die-for cast that will keep you entertained.If not a lad's night in movie, it certainly fits the bill as a date movie, especially for the more mature film fans out there!
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: It's a light-hearted caper that makes for undemanding viewing.
  • FilmCriticsUnited.com: The heist sequence itself was done so well and was so much fun to watch.
  • Filmstalker.co.uk: With strong direction, good scripting for the most part, and some excellent casting, The Heist does turn out to be an enjoyable light hearted film.
  • FlickeringMyth.com: The main cast are really great to watch as they seem to be having a lot of fun; it's a quirky film and they each bring that to their roles.
  • ReelFilm.com: A gentle, easygoing comedy that benefits substantially from the efforts of its three leads - with Walken's refreshingly down-to-earth work anchoring the film on an impressively consistent basis. Freeman and Macy are predictably stellar in their respective roles, with the latter's scene-stealing turn standing as an ongoing highlight.
  • Poffysmoviemania.com: A quaint little heist comedy, with a nifty romantic resolution.
  • Altass.blogspot.nl: The Heist does a lot to distinguish itself from the crowd by focusing a lot more on the characters and their relationships to the art rather than the heist itself. A lot of audiences should enjoy it.
  • Watchtingthedetectives.blogspot.nl: presents three of the most talented actors working today in a gentle, well-mannered comedy that's populated with believable characters.

He Who Dares - Downing Street Siege

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 augustus 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy), Russell Kilmister (The Meaning Of Live, Secret State), Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

The film will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the triller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be dishonorably discharged from the SAS for disobeying a direct order, despite the fact that he saved the Prime Minister's only daughter.

Reviews
  • Themoviewaffler.com: He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege has its niche target audience so tightly in its crosshairs, and caters exclusively and gleefully to it.

Hit by Lightning

Comedy, Crime, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 december 2015
Director: Ricky Blitt
Cast: Stephanie Szostak (Iron Man Three, We Bought a Zoo, Dinner for Schmucks), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Due Date, Stay Cool), Will Sasso (Movie 43, The Three Stooges)

RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA – an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interests. He soon learns there's just one little catch – she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs – there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale, like Kathleen Turner in BODY HEAT, who's playing Ricky?

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas. Cryer and Sasso have impeccable comedic call and response that never skip a beat, which makes the film a pleasure.
  • Blu-ray.com: Hit by Lightning features a bravely unglamorous performance from Cryer, who does away with traditional tricks of screen vanity to play Ricky as a soured, balding sad sack with no hope for a romantic future. The screenplay actually has some fun with the character's hair loss, watching Ricky trying to dye his way out of personal issues, hoping to appeal to Danita through the art of illusion. Cryer's comic timing remains sitcom-tight and his interplay with Sasso contributes to the picture's periodic highlights, creating a believable bond with this bullying best friend.
  • Wlswarts.blogspot.nl: If one was going to cast a weak-willed patsy character, Jon Cryer is as good a choice as you can get and he delivers exactly that performance.

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

The Infiltrator

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 5 januari 2017
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Bryan Cranston (Argo, Trumbo, Breaking Bad), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Unknown, The Bridge), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Traffic, 24: Live Another Day)

Amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, Robert Musella became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections, to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld and the bankers who enabled them.

However, Robert Musella was, in fact, the undercover persona of Special Agent Robert Mazur: a US customs official who went further than any before him. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe's largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Welcomed into an inner-circle of violence and corruption, Mazur found himself in the tight embrace of those he had promised to take down.

Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, THE INFILTRATOR is a heart-stopping account of one of history's most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and shake the black economy to its core.

Reviews
  • De Telegraaf (★★★1/2): Bryan Cranston maakt die voortdurende innerlijke tweestrijd op een sublieme manier voelbaar. Mazurs gevaarlijke werk The infiltrator bij vlagen angstwekkend spannend.
  • De Volkskrant (★★★★): The Infiltrator is op zijn best als die juist doodeng is. De lol van The Infiltrator is te zien hoe Mazur/Musella zich uit de gevaarlijkste situaties probeert te bluffen. Kameleon Cranston is en blijft een dubbelrollenspecialist, die van rol kan wisselen alsof hij een knop omzet.
  • Trouw (★★★★): Cranston is uitstekend als de man die in uiteenlopende jaren-tachtig-outfits en met altijd licht bezorgde blik een identiteit aanneemt waar ook ineens een verloofde (Diane Kruger) in moet passen.
  • AD(★★★): Bryan Cranston is het sterkste punt in deze thriller vol synthetische maatpakken, donkere pilotenbrillen en vette snorren. Hij speelt wederom overtuigend een man die op de grens van goed en kwaad balanceert.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Cranston is in topvorm, maar ook Leguizamo, Kruger en de cynische Amy Ryan ('Birdman') weten in de bijrollen te overtuigen. Met een speciale, eervolle vermelding voor good old Olympia Dukakis, die opdraaft als een perfect gecaste tante Vicky. Twee uur en zeven minuten entertainment, kom daar nog maar eens om. Het advies? Gaat hem zien on the big screen.
  • Filmgeek.nl: Zeker een spannend kijkje in de wereld van 'geld, undercoverwerk en cocaïne'.
    Filmvandaag.nl: Niettemin levert Cranston puik acteerwerk dat alleen wordt overtroffen door John Leguizamo als zijn rechterhand Abreu. Met The Infiltrator levert de regisseur van onder meer The Lincoln Lawyer en Runner Runner zijn beste werk tot nu toe af.
  • Empire.com: Often gripping, and elevated by Cranston's superb central performance.
  • Variety.com: Bryan Cranston gets a film role worthy of his ability to break bad in a tensely exciting true-life drama of undercover drug agents. The Infiltrator" creates enthralling suspense and intrigue out of the drama of what undercover agents do, but there isn't a moment in it that makes danger looks falsely seductive. The power of Cranston's performance is that he captures the deep torment that deep cover can bring. [He] gives the most authentic and lived-in performance as an agent pretending to be a criminal that I have ever seen. Kruger matches him, beat for anguished beat, and John Leguizamo gives a pinpoint performance as Bob's low-life informer colleague, whose slovenly flakiness turns out to be, itself, a kind of cover.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Cinematographer Joshua Reis' experience on horror movies serves him well in his first major theatrical feature: from the garish palette of a bowling alley to set-piece interiors of the ostentatiously wealthy to the terrifying murk of a Santeria ritual that ends very badly, he finds the dread in each widescreen composition. Mostly it's in Cranston's eyes, ferociously undimmed. As a U.S. Customs agent leading an undercover sting of his own devising, Cranston turns every moment of duplicity, which is to say nearly every scene of The Infiltrator, into an emotionally textured high-wire act.
  • TheWrap.com: Director Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer") re-creates the mid-1980s with telling fashion and coiffure details, bolstered by a great funk soundtrack. Joshua Reis's terrific cinematography, aided by the authentic-looking production design of Crispian Sallis, intensifies the sense of place and time. Drug thrillers can be among the more predictable genres — plenty of sleaze, nasty threats and grisly whacking, and, of course, the obligatory scenes at strip clubs. "The Infiltrator" follows some of that played-out playbook, but also effectively dials up the nerve-wracking tension. What elevates it to a higher level is the quality of its key performances, by Cranston, Leguizamo, Kruger and Bratt. Amy Ryan is also top-notch in a smaller role as Bonni Tischler, the trio's brassy boss. One of the most memorable supporting performances comes from Yul Vazquez, as sociopathic money launderer Javier Ospina.
  • nospoilerreviewz.com: engrossing, well made, extremely well acted and very, very intelligent.

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

Kid Cannabis

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 juli 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: John C. McGinley (Alex Cross, Scrubs), Aaron Yoo (A Nightmare on Elm Street, 10 Years), Kenny Wormald (Clerks II, Footloose, Cavemen), Jonathan Daniel Brown (Project X, Bad Milo!), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive)

KID CANNABIS is the true story of an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs through the woods across the Canadian border. But his pursuit of the high life - complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords - may leave this ex-pizza boy in way over his head.

Reviews
  • NYTimes.com: A rollicking tale of border-running teenage pot entrepreneurs based on the real-life story of Nate Norman. The youthful cast is pretty good and receives a delightful boost from two veteran actors, Ron Perlman as a kingpin who bankrolls the boys, and John C. McGinley as the grower whose product they import.
  • LATimes.com: How Norman and his gang learn the ropes, work the game and earn their fleeting, if nerve-wracking moment in the sun proves an enjoyable, well-crafted ride in the hands of writer-director John Stockwell.
  • TheNyewYorkTimes.com: This wild story sells itself
  • TheDissolve.com: Brown's performance as Norman goes deep enough to penetrate his protective bluster: There's more Max Fischer in him than Tony Montana. He's the reason this convincing pro-legalization editorial is also a memorable coming-of-age story.
  • SlantMagzine.com: writer-director John Stockwell commits to his hero's unshakable awkwardness, imbuing his character with the sort of half-baked hubris that often accompanies adolescence.
  • Examiner.com: There are tons of laughs in Kid Cannabis but the style and vision of Stockwell allows this to flourish so much more. The "Gopro" look found on certain parts gave a look to the dark comedy based on films that pushes it to this generation of moviegoers.
  • Moviemeter.nl: Het op waargebeurde verhalen gebaseerde relaas van een pafferige nerd die zich ontwikkelt tot grootschalig drugsdealer komt namelijk best realistisch over. Bij tijd en wijle neemt men echter toch ietwat bijzondere zijpaden. Zo is het leuk dat buiten de jonge cast veteranen Ron Perlman en John C. McGinley meedoen. Hun personages doen een glimlach oproepen in een niet altijd grappig verhaal.

The Lookalike

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Richard Gray
Cast: Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Gillian Jacobs (Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek: The Future Begins, Skyline, NCIS), Jerry O'Connell (Veronica Mars, Scary Movie 5, Jerry Maguire), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Drag Me to Hell, He's Just Not That Into You), John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara)

Drug-lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with the beautiful Sadie Hill and uses gangster friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie's murder jeopardizes their profitable arrangement, the two gangsters risk their lives to find a lookalike replacement before Spinks discovers the truth.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Director Richard Gray has outdone himself with his latest effort, with no small thanks to scriptwriter Michele Davis-Gray. And backed by such a strong and experienced cast, it's no surprise The Lookalike turned out so entertaining. It was good seeing the prolific John Savage and Scarface co-star Steven Bauer back on form. Another reason I had such a fun time with this somewhat busy film, was down to the fact everyone knew not to take anything too seriously and simply enjoy the ride, as I suggest you also do. Highly entertaining!
  • Cinemadeviant.com: complex, full of suspense and had plenty of thrills with a great group of actors.

Manhattan Nocturne

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 25 augustus 2016
Director: Brian DeCubellis
Cast: Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris, The Pianist, The Darjeeling Limited), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, I, Frankenstein), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The Book of Eli, Runaway Jury), Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, The Exorcism of Emily Rose)

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Based on the New York Times Notable Book of the Year by Colin Harrison.

Reviews
  • Nytimes.com: Adrien Brody is an actor who knows what he's good at. And in "Manhattan Night," a classic film noir set in contemporary New York, his character, Porter Wren, is a scuttling tabloid columnist ensnared in an elaborate story of deception, blackmail, murder and sexual duplicity. In its complexity and zest for evil, the plot rivals that of "Chinatown."
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A largely enjoyable neo-noir.
  • Theguardian.com: Adrien Brody plays a crime columnist mixed up with a femme fatale in a steamy drama that manages to entertain.
  • AVClub.com: The most compelling character is an eccentric, extravagantly acclaimed film director, Simon Crowley (Campbell Scott), who is seen only in flashbacks tied to his habit of videotaping, sometimes surreptitiously, his encounters with strangers and loved ones alike. There's something disturbing and recognizably contemporary about Simon's DV fetish, and Scott, always a fascinating actor, has the stare of a true voyeur. In its best scenes, the film plays with the tension between its antagonist's insatiable need to transform real life into melodrama and its own relentless narrative gamesmanship. The script plays keep-away with the audience, and the mystery being withheld is so truly, luridly tantalizing that it's almost disappointing that the filmmakers give it up at all.
  • Screenspotlight.com: Brody has teamed with director/screenwriter Brian DeCubellis to make a movie that is spellbinding from the first frame and well-beyond its last. Manhattan Night may be labeled as film noire but to assign only one descriptive characterization to this movie is a misstep. Only a flourishing crowd of adjectives and adverbs will draw out the near perfection that is Manhattan Night. Movie lovers, feast your eyes on the macabre dance that is Manhattan Night and quench your appetites for a movie whose nose is always to the grindstone. Let Adrien Brody take you on a journey into the unknown.
  • Cutprint.film: Brody is one of the more interesting actors working today, and he gives the part his all, bringing an appropriate weariness and foolishness to his part as we watch him get suckered into one problem after another.
  • Azcentral.com: Modern-day film noir is an engrossing showcase for Brody and newbie writer-director Brian DeCubellis. it pulls you in its web, which gets increasingly dense and tangled. Brody's journo is an engaging presence, and the actor knows how to make the wisecracking dialogue snap.

Plastic

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 mei 2015
Director: Julian Gilbey
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Will Poulter (The Revenant, We're the Millers, The Maze Runner), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, Atonement, John Wick), Emma Rigby (The Counselor, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Sebastian De Souza (The Borgias), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Stalingrad, Der Untergang, Eichmann)

High octane from start to finish, PLASTIC is based on the incredible true story of a heist of one of Beverly Hills' top jewelry merchants. Brilliant college student Sam has the perfect credit card scam...until his crew robs the wrong man. Now they have two weeks to repay ruthless gangster Marcel US$2 million or they will be dead. Sam and his team devise a scheme to clear their debt by heading to Miami to poach enough cash and merchandise. But they come up short. So Sam and his gang set their sights on a daring jewelry heist that could make them hugely wealthy for life. Their plan turns sour, however, when the team members start turning on each other. Now it's up to Sam to finish the brazen heist and turn the tables on Marcel before they all go down.

Reviews
  • Critics.associated.com: A great action film with some genuine comedy to it, and yet another opportunity to see Alfie Allen playing a heartless backstabber, Plastic exceeds the expectations.
  • Entertainment.ie: Gibley, who impressed with the dark A Lonely Place To Die, does rally the troops for the final half hour.
  • Britflicks.com: High octane thriller PLASTIC tells the story of intelligent and brazen Sam (Ed Speleers), who leads a ring of university students to become credit card thieves in order to augment their income. When 'Plastic' ends you'll most likely scratch your head as to how such a super, fantastical crime flew below you news radar. With stick on moustaches, beards and wigs, it's like 'Catch Me If You Can' flung into the internet and mobile phone age.
  • Dailystar.co.uk: GREAT performances and a witty script combine to make this one of the better British crime capers of recent years. Director Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place To Die, Rise Of The Foot Soldier) has a lot of fun with way it's set up and he has a ball with it when it's being executed.The plot, which is supposedly based on a true story but plays out like an episode of Hustle, is deliciously twisty. But it's the clever dialogue and a dastardly turn from Allen that really makes it tick.

Poker Night

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 10 augustus 2015
Director: Greg Francis
Cast: Halston Sage (Bad Neighbours, Grown Ups 2), Corey Large (Lone Survivor), Giancarlo Esposito (Alex Cross, Breaking Bad), Beau Mirchoff (I Am Number Four, Awkward), Michael Eklund (Watchmen), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive)

When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor - and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: This mash-up of cop thriller and torture porn features some clever twists and provides the opportunity for some terrific characters actors to strut their stuff.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: The players are good, with Mirchoff earnest and young as a nice contrast to the salty, rough-and-tumble elders, especially the iconic screen heavy, Perlman.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Poker Night is a blend of genres, including those of: horror, crime thriller and even comedy. Poker Night is well produced. From acting to directing styles, the film is made of quality. It is also interesting to see so many recognizable cast members here, including: Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Corey Large and Lochlyn Munro. Director and writer Greg Francis must have pulled several strings, to bring together such a great cast.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: Greg Francis certainly shows a strong hand with Poker Night, providing a fresh alternative to cop thrillers and horror slashers by smashing the two together in a Frankensteined effort. While Perlman entertains and Mirchoff guides, it's Eklund who walks away from the table boasting the biggest stack thanks to an immersive turn of villainy that makes Manson look like a candy striper. Poker Night is a cool, calm, and confident thriller with a few aces up its sleeve that'll keep you guessing, achieving a wild freshness that typical horror thrillers might skimp on – a case of ambition yielding surprising rewards.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: I suggest checking it out if you're looking for something unique.
  • Doblu.com: Poker Night is one of the more memorable thrillers to come along in years. Featuring a capable cast having fun with their supporting roles, Poker Night will keep you guessing until the end with its startling twists and turns. Could this be the birth of another horror franchise?
  • Horrortalk.com: Half Reservoir Dogs, half Saw, with a splash of over-the-top Natural Born Killers thrown in for good measure and you get the wonderfully entertaining and equally disturbing Poker Night. The acting is generally top-notch, the story moves at a brisk pace, and the ultimate resolution is a satisfying one. Oh, and you'll never look at superglue the same way ever again.
  • Repulsivereviews.com: I knew very well that Poker Night was going to be a great film just by viewing the trailer a time or two, but I didn't know how great it was going to be. There were tons of twists that no one could see coming, keeping me enthralled in the action the entire time. If you're looking for the next hidden gem in this genre, this is it, for sure.
  • Screen-connections.com: Decent brutal and bloody fun, a somewhat intriguing mystery and a powerful cast composed of numerous extremely talented individuals. It also has some hilariously twisted moments, reminiscent of a demented dark comedy, and a number more sequences that are grisly, intense and quite well done.

Redirected

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 januari 2015
Director: Emilis Velyvis
Cast: Oliver Jackson (Entity), Gil Darnell (All Things to All Men), Scot Williams (Clubbed, Dead Man Running), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

REDIRECTED is an outrageous hangover-meets-guy-ritchie type criminal action-drama-thriller comedy with a distinctive flavor of Eastern European exotic. It tells a story of four friends turned first-time robbers John, Ben, Tim and Michael who accidentally get stranded in a middle-of-nowhere Eastern European country and have to fight their way back home through the land of whores, smugglers, dirty cops, cheap beer and sick fantasies. In order to save their asses, friends must not only overcome an ultimate culture shock experience, but also rediscover their friendship.

The plan seemed 100% bulletproof: They take over an illegal casino in London, get the money, catch a plane to Malaysia and get lost in mind-blowing exotics of emerald jungle, golden beaches, cheap alcohol and teenage sex. The plan was a genius, and it worked. Almost.

They took over a casino and they got the money around one million pounds in cash. But the bad guys started shooting. Michael freaked-out and tried to back away. Tim had no chance but to beat sense into him with a fire extinguisher, which resulted in Michael boarding a plane senseless. The plane took off and And then a volcano in Iceland started spewing ash like crazy and all the flights had to be grounded. This is how John, Ben, Tim and Michael got stranded in some post-soviet Eastern European country with an unpronounceable name and sick attitude towards everything.

That's when all the fun starts.

Read about Redirected's succes in Lithuania here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-comedy-redirected-breaks-box-692162.

Reviews
  • Holland Media Combinatie: Het tempo is vlot, de (Britse) humor gortdroog en de karakters zijn lekker gestoord. Zoals de stereotiepe Oostblokkers: de vrouwen zijn hoerenen de mannen barbaarse oplichters. Liefhebbers van de opbouw van Tarantino en films als 'The Hangover' en 'Lock, stock & two smoking barrels' zullen dit kunnen waarderen.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: In Redirected zitten shots en hoofdstukvoering van Tarantino, het tempo van Guy Richie en de hilariteit van The Hangover. Stop ze in een grote kookpot en doe er een goede scheut Litouwen bij en je hebt Redirected. Met grafische elementen om aan te geven waar in het verhaal we zijn, komt een duidelijk Tarantino-gevoel mee. Maar dat is niet het enige: de zwarte humor in het algemeen en wat concreter refereerde een shot met lopende mannen in pakken aan Reservoir Dogs. Alle vooroordelen over Litouwen (overigens in de film uitgesproken als "Lithou-fucking-wania") worden aangehaald en uitvergroot. Iedereen is crimineel, alcoholist, hoer of oud, of alles tegelijk. Kippen lopen gewoon los in huis en in de dorpen is eigenlijk helemaal niets, behalve iets te dikke mensen. Redirected blijft spannend en verrassend tot het eind. De actie volgt elkaar in rap tempo op. In Litouwen is de film een succes, maar Redirected is voor iedereen grappig en herkenbaar. De stereotypen confronteren je met de vooroordelen, ook over de dronken Engelsen. Verder is er niets moeilijks of dieps aan de film, en dat is maar goed ook, dit is puur vermaak.
  • Britflicks.com: Redirected is a nicely made film with high production values ans has laughs a plenty. A comic gangster caper that's worthy of a look.

Tell

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 februari 2015
Director: J.M.R. Luna
Cast: Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Grace of Monaco, Gamer, Killing Season), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, Oculus), Jason Lee (Cop Out, My Name Is Earl, Vanilla Sky, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Alan Tudyk (I Robot, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Knocked Up, 3:10 to Yuma), Faizon Love (The Paperboy, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Elf), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Flags of Our Fathers, Walk the Line), Oscar Nunez (The Office, The Proposal)

Ethan Tell isn't your average ordinary criminal. With a heart that makes him care too much, but a head that keeps him one step in front of everyone else, he takes part in a bank robbery that, if according to plan, will result in he and his wife Beverly walking away with a cool million dollars, while leaving his co-conspirators in the dust. But as we all know, things never go according to plan... Ethan makes it out with the million in hand, but is followed by police. In a moment of desperation, Beverly shoots him, grabs whatever cash she can carry on her person and takes off. Bleeding to death with no options left in front of him, Ethan lights his house on fire, using it as a diversion to barely escape. But the injury takes his tole and Ethan is found on the side of the road hanging onto dear life. After everything he's been through he's left with no money, no wife and nothing else to his name when the police arrest him and throw him in jail.
Three years later he is released from prison, but soon discovers that he is anything but free. Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, wants to know where the cash is. Regardless of his insistent claims that it must of burned in the fire, Tell is now being stalked by two corrupt cops, his betrayed ex-partner-in-crime, his parole officer and his greedy ex-wife who are all hoping he will lead them to where he stashed the cash before his arrest. Seems like quite a predicament for a reformed criminal just trying to stay straight and make ends meet.
But remember, Ethan Tell isn't your average ordinary criminal and this is going to be one crazy ride of who's playing who right until the truth is all finally revealed.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Tell is Juan M.R. Luna's impressive debut solo directorial effort, with writing by Timothy Williams, whose darkly witty script was one of the highlights of the film. Similar in some respects to Paul McGuigan's 2006 crime caper Lucky Number Slevin, Tell follows the exploits of Milo Ventimiglia's unlucky character, Tell. Like with Slevin Kelevra, Tell goes through the movie being hit in the face by ruthless people who want answers. Tell is played by the hugely talented Milo Ventimiglia, who really nailed his character. If this is a glimpse of things to come from director J.M.R. Luna, then I'll be making a point to see his future efforts. Highly recommended viewing.

Vincent-N-Roxxy

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2017
Director: Gary Michael Schultz
Cast: Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor, Killer Joe, Into the Wild), Zo Kravitz (Mad Max Fury Road, Divergent, Allegiant, X First Class), Zoey Deutch (Dirty Grandpa, Why Him, Beautiful Creatures), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Gambler), Scott Mescudi (Entourage, Need for Speed)

If Hip-Hop and Rock -N- Roll had a love child she would be Roxxy, an inner city girl in trouble. Vincent is a consummate loner from small town America searching for meaning in his life that has become intertwined with dangerous people. One morning, these two lost souls meet when a vicious killer attacks Roxxy on the street in broad daylight before a crowd of witnesses. Vincent tries to save her, forcing Vincent and Roxxy to go on the run for their lives. They soon learn violence will follow them everywhere, even as they unexpectedly fall in love.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine: In de Amerikaanse pers werd ‘Vincent N Roxxy’ vergeleken met Winding Refn’s wraakthriller ‘Drive’. Qua toon, opbouw en bloederigheid is daar een zaak voor te maken, al is ‘Drive’ beduidend slimmer en met meer finesse gemaakt. Op het platteland wordt nou eenmaal meer met de botte bijl gehakt, zullen we maar zeggen. Toch is ‘Vincent N Roxxy’ niet alleen bruut. De film toont hoe een stelletje ten onder gaat aan keuzes die ze maakten voordat ze elkaar echt kenden. En dat ontroert, want Vincent en Roxxy zijn schattig samen. Lees de hele review hier.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A slow-build love story that takes a hard left turn at the end. Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz, as strangers thrown together by a violent incident, enjoy an easy chemistry here, encouraging viewers to forget the menace that starts the story and, with startling violence, will end it.
  • Indiewire.com: When things take a hard left turn and the powder keg of violence finally explodes, the fallout is shocking to a degree that's almost never seen in new American cinema.
  • Letterboxd.com: A stiff-lipped, fist-clenched, tragic romance with a gruesome hunger for violence. The final shot echoes Drive in a way that will inevitably draw some comparisons.
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