Tag Archives: Conspiracy

Under the Silver Lake (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A messy and insipid neo-noir piece

David Robert Mitchell’s second feature film “Under the Silver Lake” bored me a lot. While I surely understand that it tries be a quirky neo-noir film as juggling so many different things together during its 139-minute running time, this messy … Continue reading

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Diamantino (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A whimsical mixed bag

Portuguese film “Diamantino”, which won the Grand Prize when it was shown in the International Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival early in this year, is a whimsical mixed bag which will alternatively baffle and amuse you. Although … Continue reading

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A compelling conspiracy investigation

Danish documentary film “Cold Case Hammarskjöld”, which received the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is about a potentially dubious but undeniably compelling conspiracy investigation. While I still … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is no business like movie business

The Coen brothers have never been boring throughout their long, illustrious career. For instance, after a gripping cold-blooded neo-noir thriller in their terrific debut film “Blood Simple” (1985), they went all the way for cheerful wackiness in “Raising Arizona” (1987), … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A fish in the new water

 While you may have to watch previous Marvel Comics movies before watching it, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a surprisingly entertaining entry packed with fun, thrill, and a considerable dose of intrigue, and that was good enough for me … Continue reading

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The Cabin in the Woods (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s not your typical cabin in horror movie

For enjoying “The Cabin in the Woods” as much as possible, I advise you to keep yourself away from any information about it before watching it. Although one main surprise in its premise is easily guessed from the beginning, there … Continue reading

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The China Syndrome (1979) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : It can happen – and we know that

 While I heard the alarming reports keeping coming from the Fukushima I nuclear power plant, that unforgettably intense sequence from “The China Syndrome”(1979) immediately came to my mind. The earthquake occurs without warning. The power plant is automatically shut down. … Continue reading

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