Category Archives: comedy drama

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: 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: 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: 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: Control (Kontroll, 2003) directed by Nimrod Antal

Product info: Bulcsú (Sándor Csányi) is a metro ticket inspector working in the underground transit system in Budapest. His job consists of ensuring commuters have paid to ride the train. Simple? Not really. Try to explain an idea of paying … Continue reading

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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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Movie review: Copacabana (2010) directed by Marc Fitoussi

Product info: Babou (Isabelle Huppert), a single hippie mother, has been leading a frivolous, careless life, changing men, jobs, and countries as often as she could. However, after some time she discovers that her only child, Esmeralda (Lolita Chammah), now … 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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Movie review: What We Do in the Shadows (2014) directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

This one was recommended to me by @Myk Pilgrim at Twitter. Do follow him; even though he sometimes pretends he doesn’t like you he is really a great pumpkin guy and a swell writer (I suppose) ;p. Product info: Four … Continue reading

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