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Movie review: The Emperor of Paris (L’Empereur de Paris) directed by Jean-Francois Richet (2018)

Product info: Legendary escaped from prison, Eugène-François Vidocq (Vincent Cassel) tries to be forgotten by becoming a simple rag trader. But he is overtaken by his past and accused of a murder of which he is innocent. By a sudden … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Legend of Barney Thomson directed by Robert Carlyle

Product info: Barney (Robert Carlyle, the director) is a hapless barber, devoid of charm and ‘patter’ as his fellow barbering brethren mockingly remind him. Barney’s mediocre, mundane life of plotting for a way up is about to be transformed, following … Continue reading

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Movie review: Destroyer (2018) directed by Karyn Kusama

Product info: Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) who, as a young FBI agen, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. VERY tragic results. When the … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Product info: 18th century England, the court of ageing Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), the last of the Stuart monarchs. Anne is an unconfident ruler and a very lonely woman, overweight, depressed, moody, even suicidal. Small wonder – she’s lost as … Continue reading

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Movie review: Bohemian Rhapsody directed by Bryan Singer

Product info (from Fox Movies): Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The … Continue reading

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Movie review: Perfect Strangers (2016) directed by Paolo Genovese

Movie info: Seven long-time friends (three married couples and a divorcee) are having a dinner. They decide, as a playful game, to put each one’s mobile phone on the table and reveal every text message or phone call they would … Continue reading

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Movie review: Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg

Product info: Based on Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel, READY PLAYER ONE takes place in a dismal 2045, where most people live in utter squalor. As technology is booming, they choose to spend most of their time online in a virtual … Continue reading

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Movie review: Mission Impossible: Fallout directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Synopsis: Two years after Solomon Lane’s capture the remains of his organization “the Syndicate” have reformed into a terrorist group named “the Apostles”. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is assigned to intercept three stolen plutonium cores in Berlin before the Apostles can … Continue reading

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Movie review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) directed by David Yates

Product info: The plot of this sequel of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (here you have the link to my review) follows the adventure of young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his mentor, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), who … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Fourth Kind directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Product info:  A  mockumentary, allegedly based on real events occurring in Nome, Alaska in 2000. A recently widowed psychologist Dr. Abigail Emily “Abbey” Tyler (Milla Jovovich/ Charlotte Milchard) uses hypnosis to uncover memories from her patients of alien abduction, and finds evidence suggesting that … Continue reading

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