Even the staunchest haters of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," will most likely admit a grudging respect for the way Ray Park brought Darth Maul to life. Casting a talented stunt performer who could also act was the smartest thing Lucas did in that whole film, because Park brought that physicality to everything he played in the film, even when he was just pacing.
When I recently posted my "Top Ten Of 2014" list, I had "The Raid 2" right there at #10 on the list. I think it's an incredibly made film, and a big part of that is because the stunt team on that movie is top-notch, unrelenting, and precise in a way that allows them to do things that look impossible. As you can see in the piece embedded at the top of this article, I spoke with Iko Uwais, the star of the film, at Sundance a year ago. I think these guys are crazy good at what they do.