Category Archives: movie review

Movie review: Adventures of Aladdin (2019) directed by Glenn Campbell

Product info: A new remake of an old fairy tale. With the help of a magical lamp, an impoverished young man transforms himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. My impressions: This was … Continue reading

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Movie review: Red Sparrow (2018) directed by Francis Lawrence

Product info: Dominica Egorova’s (Jennifer Lawrence) life turns upside down when, during a Bolshoi Theatre performance, she collides with her partner and breaks her leg. An accident or not, a prima balerina with a broken leg has to end her … Continue reading

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Movie review: Redbad (2018) directed by Noel Reine

Product info: The 8th Century in Western Europe, a time of significant religious tension. When an army of Christian Franks approaches one tribe of pagan Frisians the bloodshed is inevitable. Redbad (Gijs Nabel) is caught right in the middle of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Starfish (2018) directed by A.T. White

Product info: Aubrey Parker ( Virginia Gardner ) comes to the funeral of her close friend, Grace. She is obviously in grief and very uncomfortable to a point of being psychologically volatile. In the spur of the moment she breaks … Continue reading

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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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