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Brooklyn Review

Brooklyn, an adaptation from Colm Tóibín’s novel by screenwriter Nick Hornby, opens with a shot of a gloomy street in a rainy Irish village during the 1950s. This road is the world of Eilis (Saoirse Ronan); and it appears to be a dead end. Her social and professional prospects appear limited in a small community where everyone know one […]

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Steve Jobs Review

The world remains fascinated by Steve Jobs. Only four years have passed since his untimely death from cancer in 2011, but the genius behind Apple has already been the subject of three movies. Ashton Kutcher got there first with a run-of-the-mill biopic which hardly anyone saw and, the few who did, have forgotten already. Alex […]

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Knock Knock Review

Here we go again. Less than a month after The Green Inferno, Eli Roth is back, back, back! He has scaled back from the Amazon rainforest to a small-scale home-invasion thriller and added a bona fide star in the form of Keanu Reeves. Knock, Knock is Roth’s attempt to inverse the gender roles and make a thriller in […]

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LFF review: Beasts of No Nation

The madness of Apocalypse Now and the poetic reflection of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line come to mind when watching Beasts of No Nation.  This harrowing descent into the tragedies of civil war is the third film by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre and the first season of HBO’s True Detective). Based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala, the film also […]

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The Green Inferno Review

Eli Roth is, without a doubt, a talented filmmaker. He knows how to construct a scene, build tension and stage gory violence. Roth also clearly knows a lot about movies and genre cinema. The Green Inferno, his latest directorial effort, is therefore all the more disappointing. It was hardly a surprise given his previous track record […]

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