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The Leopard (1963)

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The Leopard

“One of the most gorgeous movie ever made, Visconti’s THE LEOPARD is a cinematic sinfonia concertante for us to bliss out.”

[Film Review] The Leopard (1963) (Redacted after a second viewing)
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Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’

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ROCCO and HIS BROTHERS FULL MOVIE

Among other things,  Rocco & His Brothers is the story of a face. Not the face you see above, which a woman’s decorated hand is reaching to caress. That face belongs to Spiro Focas, cast as Vincenzo Parondi. Vincenzo’s visage, along with the rest of him, has already settled into lifelong complacency when the rest […]

Review of Visconti’s ‘Rocco and His Brothers’
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Black Mirror Season 6 Casts Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara

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Black Mirror is finally returning for a sixth season, and Variety reports that Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara are among its newly-confirmed cast members. Production is reportedly underway now. Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton, and Anjana Vasan have all also joined the cast for…Please click the link below to…

Black Mirror Season 6 Casts Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara
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Raging Bull

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In 1978, a year after “New York, New York” bombed at the box office, falling into deep depression, Martin “Marty” Scorsese nearly died from a fatal drug overdose. His pal, Robert “Bobby” De Niro convinced him to get himself into rehab so they can team-up to adapt Jake La Motta’s autobiographical book titled, “Raging Bull: […]

Raging Bull
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Requiem For A Dream

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In 1978, the year John Carpenter’s “Halloween” came out, Hubert Shelby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) published a novel titled, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s about four individuals who succumb to drug addiction as each of them try to achieve a specific goal. Fresh from his directorial debut “Pi,” Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) […]

Requiem For A Dream
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Film Review: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

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Marcel The Shell With Shoes On | Official Trailer HD | A24

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Every year there is a movie that comes along and forces one to question their own meaning in life, whether big or small. Favorites of this ilk include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Toy Story 3, La La Land, and now: Marcel the Shell […]

Film Review: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
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Film Review: All About Evil

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The All About Evil Teaser Trailer

After an insurmountable wait, 2010’s out-of-print cult classic All About Evil has finally arrived in a beautiful, blood-soaked HD restoration! Written and directed by Joshua Grannell (aka drag queen Peaches Christ, “queen of the midnight movie scene”), this horror/comedy features an impressive ensemble cast and outrageous, campy fun from […]

Film Review: All About Evil
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The Long Night (2022) Film Review

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THE LONG NIGHT (2022) Official Trailer | Scout Taylor-Compton | Nolan Gerard Funk |

Let’s see how long the night is. We follow a posh New Yorker named Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) who takes her boyfriend with her to the south to find out information about her family. The most mysterious part of the film is how these characters can afford a massive apartment in New York while being able […]

The Long Night (2022) Film Review
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THE BOURNE IDENTITY

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The Bourne Identity – Trailer

The Bourne Identity is the story that occurs after the story, with a compellingly determined performance from its lead Matt Damon. A man floating in the rain swept Mediterranean Sea is recovered by a fishing boat. Two bullets and a capsule containing a Swiss bank safe deposit box number […]

THE BOURNE IDENTITY
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The 20 Best Films of 2022, So Far

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Googly eyes. High-flying fighter jets. Lovable robots and wild red pandas. Meat (both human and otherwise, and so very much of it). Romance (forbidden, unexpected, edifying, and nurturing). Dancing. Farts. Freedom (and, of course, restriction, and so very much of it). The first six months of 2022 have already gifted film fans with a wide array of…

The 20 Best Films of 2022, So Far
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Christian Bale

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Christian Bale talks “Hostiles” and his new look

Christian Bale’s Transformation For His Roles Is Astonishing! From 27 KGs Lost For The Machinist To 18+ KGs Gain For Vice & American Hustle – Check Out The Most Drastic Ones! ( Photo Credit – Movie Still ) Christian Bale is a master of transformation. Be it gaining weight or shedding more than a couple […]

Christian Bale Lost Over 40 KGs, Gained Over 63 KGs Over The Span Of 5 Films & That’s The Dedication Expected From Actors Doing Certain Roles!
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Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

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GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

By John Corrado ★★★ (out of 4) Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) is a retired religious ethics teacher in her fifties who hires a male escort named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) for a series of sexual encounters in a hotel room, in the Sundance drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Nancy’s husband, the only man […]

Review: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
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Film Review – Spiderhead (2022)

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Spiderhead | Chris Hemsworth | Official Trailer | Netflix

Title – Spiderhead (2022)  Director – Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick)  Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett Plot – Set in the near future where prisoners like Jeff (Teller) are given the opportunity for a different type of incarceration in a medical research facility operated by the mysterious Steve Abnesti (Hemsworth) who is looking […]

Film – Spiderhead (2022)
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Mass (2021)

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MASS | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street

We live in a world that is very often mired in tragedy, one in which there is often a concerted effort from certain people to hurt each other, whether it be through war or individual attacks. Since the dawn of time, artists have been using their craft to tell stories of the human condition, which […]

Mass (2021)
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SERIES REVIEW Bosch Legacy (S1)

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Bosch: Legacy – Official Trailer | Prime Video

«Legacy matters. How you live your life, what you leave behind» – Bosch What a weird journey this series has had to reach our screens. After seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed original show Bosch, Amazon saw fit to shutter the title for reasons best known to itself. The follow-up show – Bosch: Legacy – was […]

SERIES REVIEW Bosch Legacy (S1)
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The Worst Person in the World Review

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD | Official Trailer | Exclusively on MUBI

Given that we have just had the Oscars there are still other films that were nominated that I have wanted to see. In particular, the only film that I saw nominated in the Best International Film category was Flee. So when the chance came up to see The Worst Person in the World in the […]

The Worst Person in the World Review
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“The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center

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THE NORTHMAN – Official Trailer

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes “The Northman,” an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

4K Ultra HD Review: “The Northman” Puts Violent Revenge Front And Center
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A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”

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Nude Tuesday – Official Trailer

“Nude Tuesday” is a a deadpan, daft and serious off-center comedy from The Other Land Under, New Zealand. No, it’s not their first. The presence of Jemaine Clement in the cast reminds us of that. But this screwball/screws-loose “Couples Retreat” farce plays around with a prejudice foreign film fans have had since the movies learned […]

Movie Review: A Kiwi Comedy in (Intentional) Gibberish — “Nude Tuesday”
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Apple+ TV drops first trailer for Black Bird

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Black Bird — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

As we mentioned in our review of Shining Girls, Apple+ TV is the one streaming service that really is producing some excellent, complex drama with real depth at the moment. Now it has revealed the first trailer for Black Bird – a six-part series created by celebrated crime novelist Dennis Lehane. And yes, we’re excited. […]

Apple+ TV drops first trailer for Black Bird
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Men Review

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Men | Official Trailer HD | Starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear

Director: Alex Garland Writer: Alex Garland Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu From its provocative title that’s as blunt as it is impishly obscure, bait for debate and controversy and much online brouhaha, down to its final twenty minutes that goes full Cronenberg as a handful of its most cogent notions finally gain some […]

Men Review
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