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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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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Time to pay

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, the latest film from acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, is an odd, disturbing thriller which may baffle you at first and then will chill you a lot in the end. As the movie announces … Continue reading

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Phantom Detective (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): An offbeat noir from South Korea

South Korean film “Phantom Detective” is an amusing mixed bag stuffed with different genre elements which do not seem to fit together at first but somehow work on the whole in its offbeat concoction. After all, not many movies have … Continue reading

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Deadpool (2016) ☆☆(2/4) : Isn’t he nasty? Isn’t he raunchy? Isn’t he funny?

“Deadpool”, the latest superhero film based on Marvel Comics character, is a one-joke stretched too long and too thin. It is amusing during its few early scenes, but then it ultimately follows those usual conventions of many other superhero movies … Continue reading

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The Dressmaker (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): She’s back in the town – with a sewing machine

Australian film “The Dressmaker” is mildly entertaining as it tries to stitch different patches together for dressing up its comic revenge story. The overall result is not that satisfying, but it is not wholly without fun and charm thanks to … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Grim, Grisly, and Grueling

Grim, grisly, and grueling, “The Revenant” is determined to overpower you with its cold, stark beauty of vast wilderness as well as its gray, gloomy depiction of extreme human conditions. This brooding western tale of survival and revenge is a … Continue reading

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