Bradley Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Runners’

Teenage rebellion of a brother’s attempt at parenting turns into human trafficking in this uneven action thriller. With fair acting, a meaningful premise focused on a horrible problem, and stunning cinematography, this is a decent movie for casual viewers. More nitpicky viewers might balk ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Exit Plan’

Here is a topic that does not often take center stage in American films: suicide. However, the Danish film Exit Plan (previously Suicide Tourist, or Selvmordsturisten) centers around a suicidal man and a creepy hotel that specializes in assisted suicide. On the surface, the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Hammer’

How far would you go if a family member were involved in criminal activity? What can you do when little white lies turn into dark secrets? These topics are explored in the new suspenseful crime drama Hammer when a father catches his estranged son ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘A Clear Shot’

In 1991, I was 10 years old and paying zero attention to news, local or national (such blissful times). One of the news stories I apparently missed that year was the largest hostage siege negotiation in the United States. Thanks in part to a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Nightfire’

Adopting a “less is more” formula, the short film Nightfire is among the most thrilling action films in recent memory. While other action films might have a few unnecessary plot lines to increase the excitement or fill out a “feature length” runtime, Nightfire keeps ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Scorched Earth’

A harrowing backstory, a smattering of action, and a handful of familiar faces are not enough to overcome the overall dullness that is Scorched Earth. Set in the not distant enough future, this post apocalyptic western has limited drama, suspense, or comedy. Sometime in ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘1987: When the Day Comes’

Following on the heals of A Taxi Driver, though only loosely linked by certain historical elements, comes another well-made South Korean historical drama, 1987: When the Day Comes. The film is a powerful glimpse into South Korean history when they were living under an ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Desolation’

Why do people like camping in remote forests? Sure, the scenery can be beautiful and peaceful, but you are potentially isolated with dangerous wildlife, harsh weather, and/or psychopaths that want to kill random people for unknown reasons. Many movies in a few genres have ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Bullet Head’

“History is a rock: can’t swim if you’re holding it.” I like this quote from the new film Bullet Head. Many times, I’ve seen people, both real and in fiction, who cannot move on from some past event and it is brutal for them; ...Read More