“The Raid: Redemption.” Photo Credit: Pt. Merantau Films.
If you like violent non-stop fighting (guns, blades, and martial arts) this Indonesian import is for you. The wisp of a plot involves a SWAT team occupying a building full of gangsters. After a few minutes of setup (subtitled) the action explodes and essentially doesn’t let up until it’s over. In addition to the inventive brutality and dazzling choreography (think Jackie Chan on steroids), Welsh director Gareth Hwu Evans has crafted a sophisticated and attractive film.
GAY ANGLE: The young star Iko Uwais flashes some flesh in the opening.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]