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Get Me Roger Stone (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A political operator very proud of his infamy

If you despise what Donald Trump and his party represent, I bet you will dislike and detest Roger Stone as much as me after watching Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone”. Here is a smart, diabolical political operator who has … Continue reading

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Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The free press in peril

Netflix documentary film “Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press” is often alarming to watch for good reasons. It amusingly begins with many absurdities of one infamous court trial which drew lots of attention during last year, but then it … Continue reading

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Hail, Caesar!

The recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes series has been one of the most interesting cases of reboot during last 10 years. In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011), the franchise successfully recharged itself with considerable … Continue reading

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Lady Macbeth (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A chilly period drama about one wicked lady

Although it is not based on that Scottish play by William Shakespeare, “Lady Macbeth” is as mean, dark, chilly, and vicious as you can expect from its title. Based on Russian writer Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella “Lady Macbeth of the … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): How he remembers – and what really happened

“The Sense of an Ending” curiously feels lukewarm and distant. Although this is a technically well-made drama film equipped with a handful of good performances, the movie simply moves from one narrative point to another while not generating enough emotional … Continue reading

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Annabelle: Creation (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): That damn possessed doll

“Annabelle: Creation” is as scary as predicted while a bit better than expected. While we are surely served with many things you can expect from a horror flick featuring a malicious possessed doll and a creaky old house, the movie … Continue reading

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Graduation (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): For his daughter’s future

Romanian film “Graduation” is a brilliant moral drama which calmly and incisively delves into not only its ordinary hero’s complex moral circumstance but also a glum, corrupt society surrounding him and others. He simply wants to do what he thinks … Continue reading

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