John Wick (2014)

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited)

Writer: Derek Kolstad

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen 

Poster Designed by Chris Cox


‘Save Me’ Trailer

Another movie dealing with the tension between faith and sexuality. It explores the question: Can homosexuality be cured? Obviously, the answer is no because it is not a disorder/disease that can treated. But it is fascinating to see that, although not commonplace anymore, there are still groups/institutions that offer such “services”. If anything needs to be cured, it’s this homophobic mentality.

Chad Allen plays Mark, a self-destructive addict (of both sex and drugs) who is sent to a Christian ministry to be “saved”. For a while he tries to be what his family want him to but, as is the way, love comes into the picture. You can predict what happens from there but the acting is good enough to keep you interested.

I wouldn’t say Chad Allen is the best actor out there but he’s passionate about having homosexuality portrayed as much as possible in the media and that’s important. Even if the storylines are predictable, LGBT films need to have more exposure. They need to be seen and talked about not ignored.

John Wick (★★★★☆)

Is it too late to go back and revise my Top 10 of 2014 list? Because John Wick belongs on that list. It’s a film that many dismissed (Don’t worry, I did too) as just another generic action film. It’s so much more than that. It’s Keanu Reeves in his most badass form tracking down Theon Greyjoy and putting a bullet in anyone that gets between them. It’s awesome. This is a movie that grabs you and punches you in the dick for nearly two hours. And after it’s over you find yourself wanting more. More of them dick punches. 

If you’re not sold yet, just watch this gif

Highly recommend.