John Gholson

John Gholson

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Movie-related bylines at Fandango, Movies.com, HuffPo, GQ, Vice. Part-time actor & cartoonist. Full-time lover.

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  • Jungleground

    Jungleground

    ★★★

    From the director of Sharon, Lois, and Bram Sing A to Z comes this cartoonish DTV actioner that lives somewhere in the same urban fantasy neighborhood as The Warriors and Streets of Fire. Piper’s a leather-clad cop trapped in the titular “Jungleground,” the kind of sprawling, lawless gangland only seen in arcade beat-em-ups and Punisher comics. The cast is uneven, the action can be clumsy, but there *is* something here. They thoroughly commit to the premise, elevating z-grade action junk into very entertaining z-grade action junk.

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★

    Sooooooo influential.

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