A Week In Film #269: NYNY

Full Metal Jacket title screen
Full Metal Jacket
First AWIF film of the year, and it’s a hardy perennial… Palm trees in Docklands, “me love you long time”, Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio, Animal Mother, all that jazz.

Clear And Present Danger title screen
Clear And Present Danger
From Philip Noyce’s Hollywood pap period of the 90s, his second stab at Tom Clancy’s technocratic spook Jack Ryan. Horrible politics, but an effective action thriller. Decent enough turns from Henry Czerny and Harris Yulin.

The Heist title screen
The Heist AKA The Maiden Heist
So-so comedy about three middle-aged gallery guards (William H Macy, Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken) who plan a robbery when their favourite exhibits are scheduled to be sold to a Danish museum.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas title screen
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Mildly diverting franchise rinse-out.

WALL-E title screen
Damn fine wordless Pixar animation about a waste recycling robot on a trash-strewn future Earth.

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