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David G. Hughes

David G. Hughes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Greyhound (2020) While generally considered a sin by today's standards, the aestheticisation of war remains one of art's most fruitful endeavours-a tradition Greyhound is happy to partake in. ‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) As phlegmatic assassin John Wick, Reeve's svelte and photogenic demeanour is paraded with grace and pride. Stunt-man turned director Chad Stahelski loves his leading man, understands his appeal and shoots him accordingly as a killer on a catwalk.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War marks a new level of storytelling maturation for the production company: it has gone beyond the laughs and even beyond the ideas - it has stripped the armour and produced the tears. ‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
66% Vice (2018) Vice believes in little but the greed of monsters, but its nihilism is betrayed in its need to believe in functioning power structures, no matter how conspiratorial it is.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
88% A Private War (2018) In mythology, an eye-patch or blindness is often symbolic for the burden of seeing - attaining (unwelcome) knowledge. Marie Colvin is a real-life Odin, affected by the terrors of the world and burdened by the knowledge.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
76% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) As the film comes to a bloody climax, the horrid pathos of men abandoned and tossed asunder resonates tragically. Regret, despair, stoicism and injustice all chime as the bell tolls and the bullets ricochet. It's operatic. ‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
84% Mr. Jones (2020) A captivating depiction of mid-century Soviet authoritarianism that feels suitably old-fashioned in all the right ways.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Few, if any, franchise has objectified its central figure so gloriously, so effectively, as to make a statement about human form itself.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
47% The Kid (2019) D'Onofrio has woven a neat take, with each male character serving a symbolic role in a story about the choices a boy must make in order to become a man.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
94% Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2020) Herzog is showing us that we do not live in what is fashionably termed a "post-truth" world, but an ever-present pre-truth with ecstasy within grasp, should we be willing to walk into it.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
96% Hail Satan? (2019) The emotional appeal of the film is a narrow spectrum, falling mostly under mild liberal bemusement, which speaks to the lack of sincerity on the part of the Satanists who themselves admit to being in it for the "fun". ‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It cherrypicks 'topical' concerns for a thin veneer of 'urgency' that liberally-minded critics lap up, but underneath is an endoskeleton of unpleasant and cynical opportunism swirling into the creative void.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) Extraordinarily ambitious, dealing with the biggest questions: death, and the attempt to work it out. To watch this figuring-out is a devastating privilege and the film a monumental artistic achievement.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
20% Disturbing the Peace (2020) It fails to deliver on anything more than the rugged veneer of its leading man.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
81% VFW (2020) As grindhouse cinema, it's solid and pleasing, but it is also saying something about the value of human connection and communitarian solidarity as the best treatment to collective malady, contra the fracturing pharmaceuticalisation of everyday life.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
56% The Hunt (2020) It's outré-ness is entirely performative, which isn't at all surprising in this climate. In an economy based on what people say rather than what they do, this trend in cinema has been on the cards - it's Twitter writ large on the screen.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
65% Planet of the Humans (2020) The Malthusian impulse comes to the fore, and one feels Gibbs is not beyond his own brand of moralism. But Planet of the Humans makes some valuable steps towards an actual reckoning of specious dogma.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
74% Villain (2020) A motion picture of folk-art integrity and conviction of sensibility, done by a band of outsiders with something to prove - a debutant out to make a mark and a leading-man showing that, sure, he can crack a skull, but he can break a heart too.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) The film's greatest sin: taking its trusting audience for granted. For a populist filmmaker like Stallone, this is a grave mistake.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
93% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) First-rate Austrian drama is a damning diagnosis of the neurosis at the heart of contemporary society.‐ Electric Ghost Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020