Author Archives: portiabridget

Movie review: Maman A Tort (Trainee Day) (2016) directed by Marc Fitoussi

Product info:  Anouk (Jeanne Jestin), a Parisian fourteen-year-old ninth grader, has to spend an obligatory week as a trainee in a company of her choice. Her papa was supposed to secure her a placement at a TV channel, a very … Continue reading

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The Warded Man (Demon Cycle 01) by Peter V. Brett

Product info (from Goodreads): As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that … Continue reading

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Movie review: Spa Night (2016) directed by Andrew Ahn

Product info: An immigrant saga and a coming-of-age story which main hero, David (Joe Seo), an American teenager of Korean origin, is going through a difficult period. His parents’ restaurant had to be closed because his father can no longer … Continue reading

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An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter 06) by Chris Carter

Product info  (from Goodreads): A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, … Continue reading

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The Ambassador by Graham McNeill

Product info (from Goodreads): Grizzled ex-general Kaspar von Velten finds himself unprepared for his duties as the new ambassador to the court of Tsarina. Not ready for the power struggles and politics, Kaspar is soon using his battlefield experience to … Continue reading

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Movie review: Deadpool (2016) directed by Tim Miller

Product info: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when he finds out he has a cancer. His only hope is an evil scientist Ajax (Ed … Continue reading

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Product info (from Goodreads): Flights is a series of imaginative and mesmerising meditations on travel in all its forms, not only the philosophy and meaning of travel, but also fascinating anecdotes that take us out of ourselves, and back to … Continue reading

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Movie review: Anon (2018) directed by Andrew Niccol

Product info: An unspecified English-speaking country in an unspecified future. A police detective called Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) has to find a serial murderer who is also an exceptionally good hacker and, most probably, a woman. She (Amanda Seyfried) can … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe 05) by Raymond Chandler

Product info:  (from Goodreads): Chandler’s 5th novel has Philip Marlowe going to Hollywood as he explores the underworld of glitter capital, trying to find a sweet young thing’s missing brother. A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair … Continue reading

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Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he’s trapped in, a new career – part spy, part people-smuggler – begins. Following multiple … Continue reading

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