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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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Reviewing a classic: Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe 04) by Raymond Chandler

Product info (from Goodreads): A couple of missing wives—one a rich man’s and one a poor man’s—become the objects of Marlowe’s investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be … 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: You Were Never Really Here (2018) directed by Lynne Ramsay

Product info: It is a movie adapted from a Jonathan Ames novella and it features Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a horribly messed- up individual. As a combat veteran and former FBI agent with post-traumatic stress disorder he pops pills constantly. Pills are expensive so he earns … Continue reading

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The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon 16) by Daniel Silva

Product info: A network of terror. A web of deceit. A deadly game of vengeance. Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, … Continue reading

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They Way of Shadows (Night Angel 01) by Brent Weeks

Product info: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.  For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Product info (from Goodreads): Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him … 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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