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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: 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: 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: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) by Jim Jarmusch

Product info: Married for centuries and now living half a world apart for reason or reasons unknown, two vampires wake as the sun goes down. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) sits holding a lute in his cluttered Detroit Victorian, as Eve (Tilda Swinton) wakes up … Continue reading

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Movie review: Deadpool (2016) directed by Tim Miller

Product info: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when he finds out he has a cancer. His only hope is an evil scientist Ajax (Ed … 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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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: 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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Movie review: Splice (2009) directed by Vincenzo Natali

Product info: Geneticists Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are young, successful scientists who specialize in creating hybrids of living species. When they propose the use of human DNA, their pharmaceutical company bosses forbid it, forcing them … Continue reading

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