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Gaia (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little spooky eco horror film from South Africa

South African horror film “Gaia” impressed me a lot with many disturbing moments to remember. Although the story, which is reminiscent of many other horror films ranging from “The Ruins” (2008) to “Annihilation” (2018), sometimes suffers from its rather thin … Continue reading

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False Positive (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Something is wrong with her pregnancy…

“False Positive” is a psychological thriller movie which attempts to explore the female fear and anxiety on pregnancy. Clearly reminiscent of “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), the movie is creepy and interesting enough to hold our attention during its first two acts, … Continue reading

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The Last Cruise (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A cruise ship under quarantine

HBO documentary film “The Last Cruise” indirectly reminds me of how much things have been changed a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic was started in Wuhan, China around the beginning of 2020. Around that time point, I and many others … Continue reading

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76 Days (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): 76 days of lockdown in Wuhan, China

Documentary film “76 Days”, which was shortlisted for Best Documentary Oscar early in this year, gives us a close look into that urgent 76-day period of lockdown in Wuhan, China, which was the ground zero of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading

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Slalom (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A chilly but harrowing observation of sexual abuse

French film “Slalom” is often disturbing and uncomfortable to watch as a chilly but harrowing observation of sexual abuse. As its young athlete heroine gets more confused, pressured, and exploited due to someone on whom she is supposed to depend … Continue reading

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Caveat (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Babysitting in the middle of nowhere

“Caveat” is a little spooky Irish horror film mainly driven by mood and ideas instead of plot and characters. While it is rather thin in terms of narrative and characterization, the movie is competent and skillful enough to fill its … Continue reading

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Black Widow (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Black Widow’s family reunion

“Black Widow”, the first film in the Phase Four of Marvel Cinematic Universe, is an entertaining product which finally puts its criminally under-utilized heroine at the center after many delays. While it is occasionally limited by its obligatory connections with … Continue reading

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Till Death (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest chilly thriller film starring Megan Fox

“Till Death” is one of those fun thriller flicks you should watch without any knowledge on what it is about or how it is about. I enjoyed it enough despite seeing and then guessing a bit too much from its … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): So it begins…

Netflix film “Fear Street Part One: 1994”, the first chapter of the trilogy which was released on last Friday and will be followed by two other films during next two weeks, is a promising start packed with enough fun and … Continue reading

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The Vigil (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One very disturbing night in a Jewish household

“The Vigil” is a little spooky Jewish horror film which shows us its cards a bit too early and too much in my trivial opinion. While there are a number of effective moments which will surely unnerve you more than … Continue reading

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