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Dylan Moses Griffin

Dylan Moses Griffin has been a cinephile for as long as he can remember. His favorite film is Taxi Driver, and he reads the works of Roger Ebert like it’s scripture. If you want, he will talk to you for 30 minutes about the chronologically weird/amazing Fast and Furious franchise.

We Failed This Film: Joe Carnahan’s ‘The A-Team’ (2010)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

We Failed This Film: Jesse Moss’ ‘The Overnighters’ (2014)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: Ilinca Calugareanu’s ‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and Better Living Through Action Films

“One action hero can change the world.”

We Failed This Film: Lexi Alexander’s ‘Punisher: War Zone’ (2008)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

We Failed This Film: Jody Hill’s ‘Observe and Report’ (2009)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: The ‘District 13’ Films, ‘Brick Mansions’ and Cultural Identity in Action

A Column on Action Films by Dylan Moses Griffin

We Failed This Film: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’ (2013)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

We Failed This Film: Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s ‘Dredd’ (2012)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: Can Jason Bourne Change the Action Genre Again?

A Column on Action Films by Dylan Moses Griffin

We Failed This Film: David Lowery’s ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ (2013)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: Does ‘Hardcore Henry’ Revolutionize the Cinematic Action Hero?

A Column on Action Films by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: Please Give Us More Gina Carano Action Films

A Column on Action Films by Dylan Moses Griffin

DMG’s Jeff Nichols RetroSpecial: ‘Midnight Special’ (2016)

“Jeff Nichols remains one of the greatest working American directors, and no studio interference can ever dilute that.”

We Failed This Film: Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Fountain’ (2006)

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

DMG’s Jeff Nichols RetroSpecial: ‘Mud’ (2012)

A Jeff Nichols Retrospective by Dylan Moses Griffin

DMG’s Jeff Nichols RetroSpecial: ‘Take Shelter’ (2011)

A Jeff Nichols Retrospective by Dylan Moses Griffin

DMG’s Jeff Nichols RetroSpecial: ‘Shotgun Stories’ (2007)

A Jeff Nichols Retrospective by Dylan Moses Griffin

His Blazing Automatics: Frank Grillo Is Our Most Undervalued Action Hero

“Did we really need another Purge film? Probably not, but did we need another film where Frank Grillo kicks ass? Yes. Absolutely yes.”

We Failed This Film: Richard Ayoade’s ‘The Double’

A Series by Dylan Moses Griffin

A Serious Investigation: The Coen Brothers’ ‘A Serious Man’ (2009)

Leading up to the release of Hail, Caesar!, Vague Visages explores the work of Joel and Ethan Coen.