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Movie review: Franklyn directed by Gerald McMorrow (2008)

I would like to thank dearest Melfka who told me about this film – you rock! Product info (from Wikipedia): Split between the parallel realities of contemporary London and the otherworldly metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn follows the tales of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Kill Command directed by Steve Gomez (2016)

Starring: Vanessa Kirby (Mills), Thure Lindhardt (Captain Bukes) and David Ajala (Drifter). Movie info: In a near future technology-reliant society, a small, elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island facility. What starts out as just another training … Continue reading

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Movie review: Sucker Punch directed by Zack Snyder

Synopsis: An action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from the darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where … Continue reading

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Movie review: District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp

Synopsis: In 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg of all available places. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick, dirty, diseased and malnourished extraterrestrials, derogatorily referred to as “prawns”. They need help, any … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lilo & Stitch directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (2002)

Synopsis: Lilo is a cute, thoroughly mixed-up Hawaiian orphan constantly at loggerheads with Nani, her twenty-something sister and guardian. Life’s been one long round of arguments since the girls’ parents died in a car crash. Lilo has become angry, lonely … Continue reading

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Movie review: Trance by Danny Boyle (2013)

Synopsis: A group of criminals try to steal a very valuable painting of Francisco Goya (Vuelo de Brujas; also known as Witches in Flight or Witches in the Air ) during its auction; however in the ensuing mayhem it gets lost. Only one … Continue reading

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Book to movie review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed vs. Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) and written by Nick Hornby

Synopsis: A road to hell or a road to redemption? A foolish project of an unbalanced individual or a life-saving pilgrimage? After a premature death of her beloved mother and a divorce Cheryl nose-dived into troubles. She dropped out of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Lucy directed by Luc Besson

Synopsis: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a pretty, careless student on a grant in an unspecified Asiatic country (China?  Korea? Taiwan? Wikipedia claims it’s Taiwan but I am sceptical). She tries not to waste too much time on study and such … Continue reading

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Movie review: Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy

I watched this one because I was encouraged to do so by a great review written by Tasha/Heidenkind on her blog. I strongly recommend you visit her place and read it as well. Thanks, mon amie! Synopsis: Nocturnal underbelly of … Continue reading

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Movie review: 12 Years A Slave directed by Steve McQueen

Synopsis: The movie is based on Solomon Northup’s autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853. Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a skilled fiddle-player and a family man, was abducted in 1841. A pair of traveling showmen lured him from his home, wife and … Continue reading

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