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PHIL vs BILL The family that slays together stays together in this violent black comedy about a New Jersey mobster trying to live incognito with his wife and teenage kids in France. They’re in the FBI’s witness protection programme, struggling to get to grips with the Gauls and going straight, when their identities and whereabouts are inadvertently revealed to the gangsters they snitched on. When the old gang turns up to exact payback, the tone changes from fish-out-of-water to sleeping with the fishes. An engaging cast and some quirky touches compensate for a fitfully funny script that straitjackets writer/director Luc Besson’s action strengths.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: The Family

The Family | Value for money: $$ Written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, some kid from Glee,Tommy Lee Jones. When someone is pitching a movie idea to the folks with the money, a really handy idea is for the funders to say: “So where does this get filed in the […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Wolfman Week - An American Werewolf in London

Blu-ray of the Day: Wolfman Week – An American Werewolf in London

Cast: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter. Director: John Landis. Screenplay: John Landis. Score: Elmer Bernstein. Cinematography: Robert Paynter. This 1981 Limey lycanthrope classic, about a Yank in Blighty who becomes a creature of the night is funny, ingenious and more than a tad frightening. Griffin Dunne and David Naughton play American backpackers who bite […]

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