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Film Review: The Banker (2020) - USA

Andrew Chan Anthony Mackie Samuel L Jackson The Banker

Film Review: The Banker (2020) - USA

The Banker (2020) - USA Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   This is a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring story of how a shoeshiner black kid growing up in the racially divided 60s manages to overcome plenty to become one of the first black owners of American banks and prime building locations. It’s a rags to riches story in the typical format except it’s is more calculated and intelligent in its execution as the underlying character have both ambition and drive to succeed. Director George Nolfi (previously directed “The Adjustment Bureau”)  pace the film perfectly with rarely...

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Film Review: Shaft (2019) - USA

Andrew Chan Samuel L Jackson Shaft

Film Review: Shaft (2019) - USA

Shaft (2019) - USA Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Samuel L Jackson (the 2000’s remake “Shaft”) and Richard Roundtree (the original 1970s “Shaft”) makes a welcome presence in the latest Netflix reboot of the Blaxploitation classic that created the first black action hero in the form of Roundtree. Directed by Tim Story, “Shaft” plays within its own trapping, it’s own characters and ultimately their own material. It is a hit and miss kind of film as some moments are clearly better than others. Jessie Usher gives a credible performance as the possible “Shaft” successor, but...

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Film Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - USA

Andrew Chan Elodie Yung Gary Oldman Ryan Reynolds Salma Hayek Samuel L Jackson The Hitman's Bodyguard

Film Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - USA

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - USA Reviewed by Andrew ChanWhat happens when you put the cool headed Samuel L Jackson to buddy up with Ryan Reynolds? Well the result is simply magical as the two plays off each other with an undeniable attraction and chemistry. The Hitman's Bodyguard is funny throughout, the action and car chase scenes are loud and tense enough to be involving. Like Fate and Furious, this is easily a highly entertaining affair from start to finish.  Samuel L Jackson is simply the coolest actor on Earth with his spontaneous outlook on life as a hitman with...

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