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Nightmare Alley

A swing and a miss this boring noir drama is brimming with quality visuals and A list talent. Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett put the story through its paces and make it watchable to a point, but it is a hard watch.

Nightmare Alley

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THE UNFORGIVABLE (2021): The Things I Liked…

I’m glad that Sandra Bullock said yes to The Unforgivable, a well-executed tale of one woman’s journey to reconnect with her sister after finishing a twenty-year prison sentence. Directed by Nora Fingscheidt, what stood out immediately, in addition to the excellent performances, is how engaging the story is. I cared about Bullock’s character and couldn’t wait for […]

THE UNFORGIVABLE (2021): The Things I Liked…

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Netflix Series: Peaky Blinders

So, where to start with Peaky Blinders. Well… it’s violent, filled with drama and totally amazing to watch. I want to share all my favourite Netflix TV Series. Without sharing too many spoilers here’s what I think about the show. Peaky Blinders is a TV series about the notorious gang set in 1919 Birmingham, England. […]

Netflix Series: Peaky Blinders
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New Trailer for Peaky Blinders Previews Final Season: Watch

The sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders is set to air in 2022. In anticipation, BBC has shared the first full-length trailer for the period crime drama’s final bow. Watch it below.Cast members Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, and Sophie Rundle are returning for the final…Please click the link below to…

New Trailer for Peaky Blinders Previews Final Season: Watch
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WEST SIDE STORY

Hollywood loves a remake. Sometimes it’s a successful foreign film recast with English-speaking celebrities. Sometimes it’s a decent story that just didn’t work the first time around. Most of the time, it’s a hollow-minded cash-grab by a studio rejiggering its intellectual property. But now and then, it’s a filmmaker of regard taking a bonafide classic […]

WEST SIDE STORY
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The Forever Prisoner (2021): It was torture indeed

HBO documentary “The Forever Prisoner” is often sobering and chilling in its calm but blistering presentation on what the US government allowed to happen in the name of War on Terror. While it did not surprise or shock you much if you are familiar with its main subjects, the documentary is still captivating as providing […]

The Forever Prisoner (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It was torture indeed
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Money Heist – Season 3 – Overview and Review

And here we are at the final overview and review for Money Heist! It honestly feels kind of emotional since I’ve invested so much time to watch and write about the show! Anyways welcome to another edition of Explore With Me / The Couch Potato! This is an overview post of Season 3 but you […]

Explore With Me : Money Heist – Season 3 – Overview and Review
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Review: Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley is Guillermo del Toro’s followup to his surprise Oscar winner The Shape of Water. It serves as both a remake of the 1947 film noir of the same name and a new adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s novel from a year earlier, with the beloved filmmaker delivering […]

Review: Nightmare Alley
Comedy

Zola (2020)

Zola (2020) Y’all wanna hear a story? Perhaps this is simply what happens when you turn a Twitter thread into a movie. Zola, the film’s origin lies in a 148-tweet thread posted by Zola the person — A’Ziah ‘Zola’ King — in October 2015, detailing a wild, chaotic road trip from Detroit, Michigan to Tampa, […]

Zola (2020)
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Musical Masterpiece: Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

I remember the first time I saw “West Side Story.” I watched the 1961 film during class at my Catholic elementary school decades later — on a square TV on a rolling cart — and it was transformative. I immediately loved the music, choreography, dancing, characters, and storytelling. I watch that version from time to […]

Musical Masterpiece: Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”
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Blu-ray Review: Malignant

After switching gears and directing the comic book movie Aquaman, Warner Bros. has allowed James Wan to return to his low-budget horror movie roots with Malignant, an absolutely gnarly little film that I’m honestly impressed the studio even agreed to put out. Wan, who has kickstarted no less […]

Blu-ray Review: Malignant
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“Dexter: New Blood” on Showtime: The Dark Passenger Returns

Dexter: New Blood gives fans another chance to connect with their favorite serial killer as a different kind of monster emerges in a new setting. Does Dexter: New Blood do enough to make up for its disappointing series finale? Let’s find out…

Spoiler-Free Review of “Dexter: New Blood” on Showtime: The Dark Passenger Returns
Comedy

Ruthless People

I wasn’t old enough to beat the 18 certificate back in 1986, and it’s been a long, long wait for me to finally catch up on Ruthless People, 35 years to be exact. Directed by the Airplane team of David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, and written by Dale Launer, it’s never been remade […]

Ruthless People
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TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022) Preview with first teaser trailer

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Yep, that’s the fantastically inspired title! And the first teaser trailer has appeared. Is anyone interested beyond the fan boys who will lap up anything they are given? This really does seem like money-grubbing. But we may be pleasantly surprised. After all, the 2018 Halloween reboot was ok with caveats. Pity […]

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2022) Preview with first teaser trailer
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Del Toro remakes a dark classic,”Nightmare Alley”

Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro’s take on “Nightmare Alley,” a noirish carny novel first adapted for a Tyrone Power film in 1947, is a pitiless vision of an underworld of grifters and tent-show hustlers. Stunningly-detailed, with an A-list cast up and down the line, it’s a gorgeous and gloomy dip into the dark side, immersive […]

Movie Review: Del Toro remakes a dark classic,”Nightmare Alley”
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Romeo Is Bleeding

Peter Medak’s blistering neo-noir was not what I was looking for when I saw it on a late-night cinema screening at my local flea-pit back in 1993; it might have been tough and violent, but the story was also the absolute opposite of what I was hoping to see as a young man. Rather than […]

Romeo Is Bleeding
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Mr. Robot (2015-2019)

Thought I haven’t found Rami Malek’s recent performances compelling, he is absolutely brilliant in Mr. Robot! It’s as if he’s lived his entire life with the goal to play the role of Elliot Alderson—a cybersecurity engineer who has crippling social anxiety, is addicted to morphine, and grapples with an imaginary friend. The opening scene is […]

Mr. Robot (2015-2019)
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The Eyes Chico, They Never Lie

Scarface must have been one of my true introductions into the world of gangster movies and also into the world of Al Pacino films. The sheer non-apologetic brutality of Scarface highlights it as one of the most important gangster films of all time, well at least for me. One key thing I find crucial as […]

The eyes Chico, they never lie.

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