Most of my contributions to Mostly Film are event-driven - either documenting films I've seen on a trip abroad, or covering what's showing at a festival. It's not too often that I get to write about a current theatrical release, but it does happen once in a while. This week, I've contributed a review of John Wick, the new Keanu Reeves movie that opens in the UK on Friday April 10th. The review's titled Dogs In Refrigerators: both the title and the header image may require you to read this and this before they make a lick of sense.
In brief, I liked John Wick a lot when I saw it, even though it was only on a seven inch screen on the back of an Emirates plane seat. It obviously owes a huge amount to one of my favourite genres of cinema - the action movies that were coming out of Hong Kong in the latter half of the 1980s, particularly those made by John Woo. So - with the caveat that scenes of Strong Bloody Violence are about to follow - the Red Button Bonus Content for the John Wick review will consist of a few of my favourite John Woo sequences, so you can see where directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have been getting their ideas from.