Wild Card review

Simon West‘s Wild Card is rooted in William Goldman’s 1985 novel Heat but has more in common with the 1986 feature film adaptation of the same source material, also scripted by Goldman; and while West has made some of his own updates to that eighties-set story about a soldier of fortune living in Las Vegas, he has thankfully kept the best of Goldman’s screenplay intact. … Read more

The Expendables 3 review

What began as the somewhat amusing high-concept premise of teaming up affectionately remembered, older action stars, and perhaps not much more, has now spawned two sequels and will soon, I have no doubt, be a wider franchise with further sequels and a number of spin offs. The Expendables 3, which is hardly exceptional but by far the best of … Read more

Cannes report: The Expendables 3 special presentation

Fun behind the scenes of the most promising Expendables film to date.

The Expendables 2 Review

One thing that becomes crystal clear when watching Inferno, the feature-length John Herzfield documentary on the making of the first Expendables film, is that star, director and co-writer Sylvester Stallone is very, very serious about The Expendables. Regardless of what ultimately appeared on cinema screens in the summer of 2010, Stallone’s intention was to make something special, … Read more