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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unconventional bushranger film

Justin Kurzel’s new film “True History of the Kelly Gang” is an unconventional bushranger film which tries some different things in its decidedly fictional account of the life of Ned Kelly, one of the most notorious Australian bushrangers in the … Continue reading

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The Gentlemen (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A bunch of gentlemen of crime

Guy Ritchie’s latest work “The Gentlemen” is a cheerfully twisty crime comedy film revolving around a bunch of comic criminal figures. While it is surely not that far from Ritchie’s similar previous films such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking … Continue reading

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Jackie Brown (1997) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tarantino in leisure

“Jackie Brown” occupies a rather odd place in Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking career. Sandwiched between “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” (2003), the movie may look mild and conventional in comparison, but it is still an enjoyable work equipped … Continue reading

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The Parts You Lose (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): His loss of innocence

“The Parts You Lose” is a simple but haunting coming-of-age drama revolving around a young deaf boy who happens to be involved in one very tricky circumstance. While its melancholic presentation of his gradual loss of innocence is familiar to … Continue reading

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Lying and Stealing (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A predictable but enjoyable heist flick

“Lying and Stealing” is a predictable but enjoyable heist flick which has some good elements to cherish. Although it does not break any new ground in its genre territory, the movie did a fairly good job of handling its story … Continue reading

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Ash Is Purest White (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she embodies a certain way of life

Chinese film “Ash Is Purest White”, the latest work from Jia Zhangke, is a dry but compelling crime melodrama which fascinates us via its deft mix of personal drama and social background. Although it takes some time for establishing its … Continue reading

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Stockholm (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): That absurd hostage crisis in Stockholm, 1973

“Stockholm” tries to give us a close look into that absurd real-life incident of bank heist and hostage crisis which inspired that infamous term ‘Stockholm syndrome’, but there is nothing much to surprise us in its fictional presentation. Although it … Continue reading

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Rust Creek (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A fatal detour in the Kentucky woods

Right from the beginning, “Rust Creek” signifies that something bad is going to happen. While everything looks fine and normal for its heroine at first, we can already see that she is heading to a big trouble, and we surely … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Gun (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An old man living through bank robbery

“The Old Man and the Gun” is a little offbeat film which leisurely takes its time along with its aging criminal hero for its laid-back fun. Mainly working as a quirky and amusing character study, the movie gives us a … Continue reading

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Dogman (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A grim and gritty tale of a criminal underdog

The hero of “Dogman”, which was recently selected as the Italian entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards, is probably one of the most pathetic criminal underdogs I have ever seen from movies. Petite, timid … Continue reading

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