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Night of the Kings (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Stories for surviving his first night in prison

“Night of the Kings”, which was selected as Ivory Coast’s official entry to Best International Film Oscar in last year (It was included in the shortlist although it was not subsequently nominated), is a little but extraordinary film to be … Continue reading

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The Mauritanian (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A flawed but earnest legal drama

Kevin Macdonald’s new film “The Mauritanian” is a flawed but earnest legal drama which could be better if it stuck more to its unjustly imprisoned hero. Yes, the movie sometimes loses its narrative focus and momentum as shuffling around several … Continue reading

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The Mustang (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Prisoner and a wild horse

The story and characters of “The Mustang” are familiar to the bone. Here is a violent, troubled man who has been struggling with his guilt and anger, and the movie simply observes he gradually goes through a process of rehabilitation … Continue reading

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