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Athena (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three brothers in the middle of an intense urban conflict

French film “Athena”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is quite gritty and intense in the presentation of one increasingly chaotic conflict in a slum neighborhood. While it takes some time for you to grasp what is exactly … Continue reading

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Ambulance (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Another usual stuff from Michael Bay

Hollywood blockbuster action films need more than being loud, busy, and bombastic these days, and Michael Bay’s latest film “Ambulance” fails to do that despite all the sound and the fury hurled at us. While it is a little better … Continue reading

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Cliff Walkers (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Agents on the cliff

Zhang Yimou’s latest film “Cliff Walkers” is a taut and melancholic period drama thriller which is a bit better than I expected. Although it is familiar to the core in terms of story and characters, the movie is still a … Continue reading

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The Policeman’s Lineage (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A tepidly murky police procedural

South Korean film “The Policeman’s Lineage” is probably one of the most tedious police procedurals I have ever encountered at movie theater during several recent years. While I did not care much about its main characters mainly defined by their … Continue reading

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The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): That tragic incident

“The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” shook me up a lot when I watched it at last night. Based on one tragic real-life incident which occurred in one poor neighborhood of White Plains, New York during the early morning of November … Continue reading

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Operation Hyacinth (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A grim but compelling Polish police noir drama

Polish film “Operation Hyacinth”, which was released on Netflix in last month, looks into its moody period background via a typical noir tale of obsession, confusion, and corruption. As steadily following a supposedly clean-cut young hero who becomes quite obsessed … Continue reading

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Copshop (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A fixer, a killer, and an officer

“Copshop” is an efficient action thriller flick which plays well with its familiar genre elements on the whole. Right from its opening part, we already have a pretty good idea on what we are going to get, but the movie … Continue reading

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The Guilty (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A decent remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Netflix film “The Guilty”, which was released yesterday, is a decent American remake which depends a lot on the presence and talent of its lead performer just like its original version. I must tell you that there is not much … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He has other issues besides that….

Jim Cummings’ second feature film “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” attempts an offbeat mix of horror and comedy, but its two very different elements do not click as well as intended. On one hand, it wants to be your average … Continue reading

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Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against the system he walks into

During last two days, I finally watched Steve McQueen’s movie anthology series “Small Axe”, which generated some hoopla during the recent Oscar season as receiving a bunch of nominations and awards from several major film critics associations including the LA … Continue reading

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