Category Archives: Crime

What You Need to Know about David Belle, Parkour & Brick Mansions

What You Need to Know about David Belle, Parkour & Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions, released in 2014, is an American remake of French action film Banlieue 13. Brick Mansions stands out for its use of parkour, the sport also known as “free-running,” in the film’s action scenes. Of course, the stunt coordinators and choreographers always play an important role in the production of an action film. However,… Read More…

Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast: What You Need to Know

Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast: What You Need to Know

The casting process is one of the most essential elements of successful filmmaking. It doesn’t matter how strong the script is or how talented the director is; with the wrong people in front of the camera, a movie won’t work. Conversely, movies that match the perfect talent to the available roles tend to resonate better… Read More…

This Is How The Kingdom Balances Thrills and Realism

This Is How The Kingdom Balances Thrills and Realism

The Kingdom is a 2007 action thriller that manages to be entertaining while also tackling serious topics in a fairly realistic way. It’s easier to understand how the filmmakers behind the project achieved this perfect balance when you study certain key details from the production. When making a movie (even a fictional one) about the… Read More…

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

There are many legitimate reasons to remake a film. Often, filmmakers produce a remake because the original film had a strong concept, but the execution was somehow lacking. However, there are instances in which filmmakers can justify remaking an already strong movie. The Taking of Pelham 123 is one such example. Released in 2009, the… Read More…

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

The Bank Job, released in 2008, is a thrilling crime caper that demonstrates why heist movies can be so entertaining. Featuring dynamic performances by Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, and a rich supporting cast, the movie stands out by focusing on a location that Hollywood movies of this genre don’t often depict. Most Hollywood heist films… Read More…

This Is How Catfish Helped to Launch a Popular Genre

This Is How Catfish Helped to Launch a Popular Genre

It’s no secret that true crime documentaries are popular right now. Anyone who has taken the time to watch some of the more recent releases will find that they often share many similarities. While audiences watch these films to learn about actual events, certain stylistic and storytelling choices made by the filmmakers lend the movies… Read More…

3 Reasons Why Den of Thieves Is An Exceptional Crime Movie

3 Reasons Why Den of Thieves Is An Exceptional Crime Movie

Den of Thieves, released in the United States in January 2018, has a lot going for it. With a cast that includes Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (rapper Ice Cube’s son), and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, it’s clearly much more than your average heist film. Plenty of movies tell stories about cops and criminals. The… Read More…

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Generally, crime movies—especially those based on true events—are fairly serious in tone. It’s difficult to make a funny film about characters breaking the law. And yet, some filmmakers are able to achieve this goal with extremely entertaining results. Released in 2016, Masterminds is an example of a film that manages to make audiences laugh while… Read More…