Saturday, April 12, 2014
A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.
Crime thriller intended more as character study than as suspenser; it has its monemts, but it's quite pedestrian and the plot goes on haphazardly.
Halliwell*: "Although promoted as an action film, this is more an engaging character study that hovers on the edge of cliche but manages to maintain its balance."
Maltin**: "Misnamed crime yarn is tepid at best, but well shot on L.A. locations, and filled with familiar faces."
Friday, April 11, 2014
In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, Sam Clay liked to declare, apropos of his and Joe Kavalier's greatest creation, that back when he was a boy, sealed and hog-tied inside the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn, New York, he had been haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini.