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Arrival (2016) Review

8.5/10 Dr. Banks (Amy Adams) is invited by Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to translate an alien language. While UFOs descend worldwide and humanity starts panicking, communication between countries breaks down. Communicating with the aliens becomes ever more pressing to understand … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review

7/10 What a silly movie. That’s its main emotional impact on leaving the theatre. It’s full of sound and fury and so on, but it just invites mockery. For example, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton are standing face to … Continue reading

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) review

8.5/10 Problem child Ricky receives new foster parents. Ricky has a tendency to run away from home, pushing his new foster father to go search for him in the bush. After some accidents, they become the object of a nation-wide … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

8/10 Dawn of the Dead starts out highly energetic and draws you right in! A talk show host has a conversation with a scientist who implores people to abandon the dead, because they turn into zombies. People take offence and … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) review

7/10 The Magnificent Seven is really a surprise hit for me. In this era where Hollywood has reached a state in which they turn out dreary remake after remake, I had expected all these movies to suck. I mean, look … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Review

7.5/10 The boy Jake (Asa Butterfield as a spindly teenager) loses his grandpa (Terence Stamp) in a supernatural attack. Gramps leaves him with the location of a special home for peculiar children, and Jake pays the place a visit with … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke (1997) Revisited

Princess Mononoke was the first film by Hayao Miyazaki that I ever saw. At the time I was working as a young student in a supermarket in the weekend and a colleague talked about anime that he loved, and the … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

7.5/10 In which Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse. Hank (Paul Dano) is marooned on a small island, and is ready to commit suicide. Just as he is about to hang himself, he sees another body washed on the shore. … Continue reading

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Captain Fantastic (2016) Review

9/10 Captain Fantastic is the beautiful story of a dad who wants to be a perfect dad and a perfect husband, but it all just doesn’t work out as planned. Both hilarious and sad, Captain Fantastic holds up a mirror … Continue reading

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Scent of a Woman (1992)

8.5/10 The poster says “from the director of Bevery Hills Cop”. Well, this movie is just about the polar opposite of that one. Director Martin Brest also did Meet Joe Black and finally ended his career with the horrendous Gigli. … Continue reading

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