Brawl in Cell Block 99

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This essentially straight-to-digital movie, released back in October, slipped under my radar until very recently when I caught some online buzz about it.  A serious Vince Vaughn performance is always an intriguing prospect, so I decided to give it a go, expecting a gritty prison movie with (given the director’s previous movie) some hardcore violence.  I wasn’t wrong, but I didn’t expect it to be as damn good as it was. Continue reading

Kevin and Vil’s Movie Show: Episode Four

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This week Vil and I tackle martial arts movies Enter the Dragon, Hero, and The Raid: Redemption.  The audio starts a bit late; our first discussion is on Enter the Dragon.

Next week we’ll be going meta with three movies about making movies: The Player, American Movie, and The Act of Killing.

As always, you can listen live (and call in) Thursdays from 4-5 A.M. through WNUR at wnur.org.