Month: January 2020

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Alia Bhatt shines in Raazi: a muddled and improbable spy thriller

Meghna Gulzar’s new movie works hard to glide over the absurdity and soft jingoism of its source material. Raazi is utterly serious in its treatement…

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Sorry Angel review: a lovely, bittersweet gay romance that’s so drippingly French

Sensuality and mortality commingle defiantly in Christophe Honore’s radiant and wrenching new film, Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite). Premiering in competition at Cannes,…

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Pardox 2017: The Successful Action Movie From Tony Jaa

What a curious sort-of-series this is. Way back in 2005 SPL was heralded as a return to hard-hitting Hong Kong urban action. A description that has stood…

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Buddies in India 2017: The Buddies Out of Control in India

A bromance with a hollow message, combined with a whirlwind of wuxia action, road comedy, Bollywood musical. And a half-baked primer on classical monkey-god mythology. Actor Wang…

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You Might Be the Killer peters out long before it reaches its less-than-memorable closing stretch

You Might Be the Killer: Another ’80s slasher homage. I never really thought this trend was a good idea–it’s too easy for the nostalgia humor,…

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Gotham by Gaslight (2018) is the thirtieth animated film from DC

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is a murder mystery set in a Victorian-era Gotham City that pits the Caped Crusader against Jack the Ripper. While there…

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“Conductor”(De dirigent) is an Ultra-bloody Short About a Killer Drum Machine

The Conductor (De Dirigent) is the first feature length film created entirely by the artist Jeremy Mann. It is a story told through a dreamscape…

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The best movie about who gangsters – Goodfellas

So says Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, a movie about the benefits and turmoils of life as a New York mobster. Though he isn’t…

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Rabid Review: A Horror Movie That’s Worth Watching

From co-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska. The new horror movie Rabid releases this week in select theaters and On Demand. The movie is a direct remake of…

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‘Parasite’ Series Will Expand the Movie, Add A New Director

Last week we were all caught off guard by the news that a Parasite series was headed to HBO. Despite the involvement of Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, many were skeptical…

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