REVIEW DOUBLE BILL: Atomic Blonde & Shin Godzilla

Atomic Blonde

2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)
James Blonde. Joan Wick. Taken with a pinch of Salt.1

It may sound derivative, but it’s a formula that can reap bountiful rewards. You take a frosty cool female lead, drop them into a previously male-dominated genre, and unleash their ass-kicking potential.…

PODCAST: Atomic Blonde & Shin Godzilla [Electric Shadows]

In Episode 29 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, myself & Rob Daniel explain why Atomic Blonde ultimately fails to detonate and why you should check out the monstrously fun Shin Godzilla.

I also outline again to Rob D. why he really doesn’t need to bother seeing Valerian and we both discuss why a gay love scene in the next James Bond might justify Daniel Craig staying in the role.…

John Wick burns cool and bright

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

 

Like Nicholas Cage or Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves is a very particular type of actor, a specialised tool best used in a particular context.

Put him a role that requires emotional heft and he’s wooden; give him an accent to master or reams of dialogue, like in Dracula or Much Ado About Nothing, and he flounders.…