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'Jane Bond' actioner The Rhythm Section more bore than Bourne

Damon Smith
HANDLING a firearm is all about the bass. That's the takeaway message of The Rhythm Section, a high-stakes thriller adapted for the screen by author Mark Burnell from his novel about an avenging angel, who criss-crosses the globe to put a righteous bullet between the eyes of her family's killer.

Film review: Just Mercy a fine courtroom drama that focuses on race in Alabama

Damon Smith
BASED on lawyer Bryan Stevenson's memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption, writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton's courtroom drama adds a thick layer of Hollywood sheen to the true story of an Alabama pulpwood worker, who attempted to overturn his murder conviction from death row.