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THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Style is half the picture. Story is the other half. William Shakespeare’s 17th-century play, The Tragedie of Macbeth, might be one of the greatest stories ever penned. If not, it’s at least one of the most durable. The desire for power, the ruthlessness of rule, and the all-consuming descent into madness that comes with conspiracy and […]

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Amazon Prime

News from Catland

The Benedict Cumberbatch cat movie is better than the Benedict Cumberbatch dog movie, in our view. Not just because the dog movie has no dogs, just shadow that looks a but like one, whereas the cat movie has actual cats, lots of them, some of which speak to us via subtitles, but because the cat […]

News from Catland
Biography

Benedetta – Movie Review

It’ll come as no surprise to many to hear that Paul Verhoeven’s horny lesbian nun movie Benedetta — a film in which at one point a statuette of the Virgin Mary is carved into being a sex toy — is belligerently unsubtle. Yet for a movie of such big erotic swings, things remain surprisingly unsurprising. […]

Benedetta – Movie Review
Drama

The Man Standing Next

It took a bit of cajoling to get me to review this South Korean political thriller because…well, because it’s a South Korean political thriller. This is a hard sell, because while most of the world is hard-wired into US politics, the development of the Korean CIA and the abuse of presidential power is a rather […]

The Man Standing Next
Crime

The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021)

Directors: John Choi, Rob Sixsmith Writers: Nicolina Lanni, Rob Sixsmith, Conal Whyte Stars: Kwon Il-Yong, Kim Hee Sook, Cho Wook Hee RATING: 4 Stars From 2003 to 2004, in a span of less than a year, Yoo Young-chul killed a total of 20 people in various parts of Seoul, targeting victims including wealthy elderly people, […]

The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021) Netflix Review
Action

Review: “The Last Duel”

The myth of noble knights, regal ladies, and majestic, sprawling kingdoms is one that is often romanticized, both in fantasy and in stories based in reality. So far this year, we’ve already had one film, David Lowery’s “The Green Knight”— an adaptation of an Arthurian legend— challenge the notion of the courageous knight on a […]

Review: “The Last Duel”
Biography

Screen Screams: ‘The Devils’

It’s that time of the year again. The month of October is upon us. So to celebrate, we at Full Circle Cinema put together another curated, month-long series with Screen Screams. This year, we will be checking our clocks as we wait in anticipation for the forbidden delight we call “the midnight movie”. And with […]

Screen Screams: ‘The Devils’ Review

Action

Vikings (2013-2020)

The History Channel’s flagship series Vikings aired its last episode in December. And though this celebrated work is finally in the history books, its legacy will live on. It isn’t your stereotypical “this is one of the best shows ever” series. It isn’t trying to be anything other than itself. And that’s okay. Vikings is, […]

Vikings (2013-2020)
Amazon Prime

TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. A true artist never connects with the real world. In fact, he/she creates one’s own where all others can join in to admire the brilliance of their craft. Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) is extremely talented. He is qualified to do all sorts of jobs, if he wishes to. His […]

TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”
Biography

Worth

How much is a human life worth? As a philosophical question, it’s emotionally fraught and almost unbearable to contemplate. Can you put a dollar amount on a life? You can, actually. Uncomfortably. And people have. They do it all the time. You may even know how much yours is worth in the event of your […]

Worth

Biography

Greatest of the High Brow: Beethoven vs Mozart

This could be the greatest high brow movie battle of all time, pitting Roger Ebert’s favorite movie against the most decorated movie of the 80s. Amadeus was released in 1984 to critical praise and is the fictional biography of Mozart, the famous composer, and his story shares a lot in common with Ebert’s favorite movie, […]

Greatest of the High Brow: Beethoven vs Mozart
Biography

Frost/Nixon (2008)

Featured on SLICEOFLIFE.COM Genre: Historical/Biographical Forget Rocky vs. Creed, Luke vs. Vader, or Batman vs. Joker. These cinematic duels rely more on testosterone than wit, and, sometimes, wit throws the stronger punch. Take the notorious interview between President Nixon and David Frost, for instance. There are no boxing […]

2021 Movie Draft: Frost/Nixon
Biography

I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

You can’t murder a revolution. So this is about Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield). He becomes a Black Panther and starts to get close to the Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). There is just one secret: Bill O’Neal is working with the FBI. Now, I was very much looking forward to this. Judas and the […]

I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Biography

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Director Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of the events leading up to the murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) in a raid on his apartment by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI. It’s told primarily through the perspective of […]

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Biography

Film Review – The Dig (2021)

Title – The Dig (2021) Director – Simon Stone (The Daughter) Cast – Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin Plot – The true story of the Sutton Hoo excavation that took place in England in the late 1930’s when land owner and widow Edith Pretty (Mulligan) and archaeologist Basil Brown (Fiennes) […]

Film Review – The Dig (2021)
Biography

Review of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

(L-r) DANIEL KALUUYA as Chairman Fred Hampton, ASHTON SANDERS as Jimmy Palmer, ALGEE SMITH as Jake Winters, DOMINIQUE THORNE as Judy Harmon and LAKEITH STANFIELD as Bill O’Neal in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. A film is always a harrowing watch when based on a real-life person […]

MMT Quick Review of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

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