Summer is coming to a close, but before we pack it in for the season we’ve got one last major thrill to end it on. Point Break is the ludicrous, amazing, exhilarating action spectacle which still defines the high point of Kathryn Bigelow’s directorial career. It embodies the best of what we love about Keanu Reeves and is brimming with career-best performances from the likes of Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, Gary Busey, and a number of others. The fusion of high-octane sports spectacle like surfing and sky diving melds beautifully with the adrenaline of heist movie action, brilliantly delivered by Bigelow’s peerless eye in numerous unforgettable action sequences that still stand as some of the best of all time today. As autumn rears its head over the horizon we’ve got new films to cover as well, like the box office success of Nia DaCosta’s Candyman before jumping back into the ’90s to revisit the history of another important minority group in the movies with a review of The Celluloid Closet (1995). All of this and more from your independent resource on classic and contemporary cinema.
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