Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) Movie Review

While “The Phantom Menace” has its flaws, it still has its place in the Star Wars canon. It’s an enjoyable movie with impressive visuals and exciting action sequences, but it doesn’t quite live up to the high expectations set by the original trilogy.

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The Commuter Review

The Commuter (2018) Movie Review by Stephen McLaughlin

“The Commuter” really took me by surprise in how long it would keep me interested. The trailer already showed us that Liam Neeson’s character Michael MacCauley an ex-cop now working in selling insurance is met by stranger Joanna played by Vera Farmiga who offers him a proposition to carry out one task and he could walk away with $100,000 if he succeeds. If he fails, his family will die. Yes, sometimes trailer can annoy me in this sense where they really show you everything. In this case though to sell the movie it was essential to show the good bits.

Run All Night Review

Run All Night (2015) Movie Review by Stephen McLaughlin

You know something? “Run All Night” is a pretty decent attempt of an action thriller. You would be forgiven if you thought after the disappointing “Taken 3” that Liam Neeson’s career as an action hero was all but over but here he isn’t playing the hero in the way of Brian Mills. Neeson’s Jimmy Conlon is a damaged figure. His family have disowned him for years, he is a laughing stock within his circles as a waster and a drunk with a past reputation as a henchman for Shawn Maguire who appears to be the only friend or the only human being who gives Conlon a second thought.

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