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Bacurau (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An odd mixed bag of genres from Brazil

Brazilian film “Bacurau”, which received the Jury Prize along with French film “Les Misérables” (2019) at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year, is an odd mixed bag of genres which did not click that well with me. While … Continue reading

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The Nightingale (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A brutal revenge drama set in Tasmania, 1825

There are a number of brutally remorseless moments of physical violence in Jennifer Kent’s second feature film “The Nightingale”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was shown at the Venice Film Festival in last year. As a matter … Continue reading

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Night Comes On (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A young girl seeking vengeance

“Night Comes On”, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, is a quiet and sensitive character drama about one troubled young girl attempting to seek vengeance. While calmly following its heroine’s emotional … Continue reading

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Cold Pursuit (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A redundant remake starring Liam Neeson

“Cold Pursuit”, which is the remake version of Norwegian film “In Order of Disappearance” (2014), is fairly watchable but not particularly necessary. Because I happened to watch the original version and then write about it a few days ago, I … Continue reading

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In Order of Disappearance (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan Norwegian revenge drama

Norwegian film “In Order of Disappearance” is a deadpan revenge drama sprinkled with a cold, morbid sense of black humor. While as stark, brutal, and violent as expected, the movie serves us a number of dryly absurd moments along with … Continue reading

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Mandy (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A crazy, violent exercise in style and mood

Before watching “Mandy”, you should know what you are going to get from it. As a crazy, violent exercise in style and mood, the movie intends to strike you hard by any means necessary and some of you may not … Continue reading

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Upgrade (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Upgraded to Kill

“Upgrade” is a mixed bag full of borrowed materials, and I sort of like that. While clearly reminiscent of “Death Wish” (1974) and other similar revenge thriller films, the movie is a pulpy science fiction decorated with familiar but amusing … Continue reading

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