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Review Greta (2019)
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Review Greta (2019)

It's an utter pleasure to see Isabelle Huppert playing a role of a dangerous, demanding and dominant woman. The last time we've seen it, we see transformed into the elusive Michele in Elle, Paul Verhoeven's haunting thriller. In Greta, she transforms into the titular character—the seemingly vulnerable, lonesome woman who conceals her clingy, controlling nature. The character is as haunting and as disturbing as in Elle; only this time, she is the feline in the cat-and-mouse game. (more…)
Review Hellboy (2019)
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Review Hellboy (2019)

There is a common defense for the new Hellboy: it is truer to the nature and style of the source material, Mike Mignola’s Dark Horse comics. That argument seems to undermine how imaginative and romantic Guillermo del Toro’s idyllic 2004 fantasy-adventure, which also spawns a sequel in 2008. Fact is, the reboot by Neil Marshall is a darker R-rated rendition with more profanities, more binge-drinking and more blood-gushing moments. (more…)
Review Hotel Mumbai (2019)
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Review Hotel Mumbai (2019)

On 26 November 2008, Mumbai were under siege by foreign terrorists. Brutally coordinated terrorist strikes targeted several key locations in India’s financial capital, including the magnificent Taj Mahal Hotel Palace, in which most portions of the movie take places. In portraying the horror, Hotel Mumbai, Anthony Maras’ directorial debut, presents an anti-terrorism docu-drama which often goes too far in its stance. (more…)

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