Not a particularly baddass movie as such; rather it’s an indie gem with heart and brains that blew me away. Frank Langella is outstanding as the elderly ex-con (Frank) who is given a robot care assistant (Robot) by his son. To keep the old gent active, the pair plan a few crimes…
In fact, I’d actually be awfully interested in Vern reviewing any Soviet made films, because I happened to have seen a fair share while I lived in Ukraine and have instinctive, nostalgic love for them (partly because Communism produced a precious few full-length non-directly propaganda films), and always wonder about how Westerners see the cinema of the eastern bloc. Like, for example, the Soviet take on the American Western: the Ostern.
So WHITE SUN IN THE DESERT as well.
I really don’t know if this is somehow available for an english speaking audience, but I really would like to see a review of the German comedy BANG BOOM BANG – EIN TODSICHERES DING, which is not just pretty clever and funny, but also manages to be a comedy about gangsters, porn producers and other low lifes without trying to be a Tarantino/Ritchie rip-off, although it was made during the height of the Tarantino-ripoff phase.
I know he’s not really a big Bond fan, but I could giggle at him tackling A VIEW TO A KILL.
As for the Bourne series, well they’re so influential (for better or worse) with the action cinema we’re getting from Hollywood, and post-action and shakey cam we all adore.
Disclaimer: I haven’t seen it, so don’t blame me if it’s awful (which it most likely is) but it apparently has some pretty cool make up effects and an interesting behind-the-scenes story. From what I’ve heard, it’s cut together out of two unfinished movies, that were directed by three different people. Don’t know about its availability in the US, but here in Germany we just got a uncut DVD release.