Filmworks

Nov 26 2013

Oldboy

Note: This is a spoiler free review of “Oldboy”. Spike Lee’s remake of the 2003 Korean film “Oldboy” is a visually alluring blend of noir thriller, action flick and “Twilight Zone” episode, but it lacks the discipline to keep all these components from getting in the way of one another as it transitions from creepy, cerebral […]
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Nov 26 2013

Oldboy

28 years later, and Josh Brolin’s still stealing odd-looking bikes to follow his antagonists. Yes, I just referred to 1985’s The Goonies, another movie in which Brolin plays an almost unwilling participant in events borne of someone else’s whimsy. However, Oldboy is no kid’s treasure hunt; instead, Brolin’s character, Joe Doucette, is given mere hours […]
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