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Movie review: The Nile Hilton Incident directed by Tarik Saleh

Product info: A police officer in Cairo investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the power elite of Egypt. My … Continue reading

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Documentary review: Magicians. Life in the Impossible (2016) directed by Marcie Hume, Christoph Baaden

Product info: This documentary shot over a four-year period follows careers and private lives of four magicians: Jon Armstrong, a master of the card trick, Brian Gillis who has to endure the death of his dog, recessionary challenges, and considerable downsizing on … Continue reading

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Movie review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Rian Johnson

Product info: Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Shape of Water (2017) directed by Guillermo del Toro

Product info: 1962, Baltimore. Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled, … Continue reading

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Movie review: Loving Vincent directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Product info: One year after Vincent van Gogh’s suicide, Postman Joseph Roulin (Chris O’Dowd) asks his son Armand (Douglas Booth) to deliver Van Gogh’s last letter to his brother, Theo. Roulin finds the death suspicious, as merely weeks earlier Van Gogh claimed through letters … Continue reading

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Movie review: Alien: Covenant (2017) directed by Ridley Scott

Product info: A manned spaceship is flying toward an unknown planet with a mission to colonize it when they intercept an echo of a message sent by humans. The captain decides to land on a far closer planet which has … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Limehouse Golem (2016) directed by Juan Carlos Medina

Product info: Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose; he is leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims and horribly mangled bodies. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland … Continue reading

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Movie review: Therapy for a Vampire (2016) directed by David Rühm

Product info: 1932, Vienna. Dr. Sigmund Freud (Karl Fischer) helps a depressed vampire aristocrat Geza von Közsnöm (Tobias Moretti) whose marriage is on the rocks. Or rather on a tip of a wooden stake. After 500 years of ‘happily-ever-after’ it can … Continue reading

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Movie review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri directed by Martin McDonagh

Movie info: After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of … Continue reading

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Three-sentence reviews of Yule season movies

Wonder Woman (2017) directed by Patty Jenkins Who can end the Great War? Only a Wonder Woman, right? Still, feminist vibes or not, if you manage to watch a 141-minute movie in half an hour and you don’t feel you’ve … Continue reading

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