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Movie Review: Anatomy of a Fall

German actress Sandra Hüller became known to movie audiences in the West in 2016 when she co-starred as the put-upon daughter in the comedy TONI ERDMANN. The film received a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Oscars the following year, and although it didn’t win, it did attract Hollywood’s attention and an American remake […]

Movie Review: Anatomy of a Fall
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Killers of the Flower Moon Review

It feels like the streaming era has been really good to Martin Scorsese. No matter how many bad things can be said about streamers, they have been giving Scorsese the budget and resources to make the large scale epic films he wants to make. I really liked The Irishman when that came out and now…

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Maestro (2023)

Maestro (2023) is a biographical drama film from sophomore writer-director Bradley Cooper. Cooper also stars in the film as Leonard Bernstein, renowned Broadway composer, following his life and relationships, particularly with his wife Felicia (Carey Mulligan). The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival to strong reviews, and releases in theaters and on Netflix this December.…

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The Holdovers (2023)

All in all, THE HOLDOVERS is a paramount feel-good promulgator of empathy and understanding, everyone has their own problems (whether it is trimethylaminuria or possible hereditary mental disease), life is full of unexpected happenstances (whether it is a disconsolate bereavement or a seemingly promising romance going the way of the buffalo) and horrible individuals (whether…

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Movie Review: The Iron Claw

MOVIE REVIEW! The Iron Claw (2023) Starring: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Lily James, Holt McCallany Directed By: Sean Durkin The world of professional wrestling is not unlike the world of big budget blockbusters: there’s colorful characters, high drama, and lots of conflict. But underneath all of that bravado and high emotion, there’s a real…

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Oppenheimer review | The movie and me

Director: Christopher NolanCast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Benny Safdie, Dylan Arnold, Jack Quaid, Gustaf Skarsgård, Josh Peck, Dane DeHaan, Olivia ThirlbyGenre: Biography/ThrillerRun Time: 180 minOpens: 20 June 2023Rating: M18 A three-hour-long biopic about a scientist released during summer movie season…

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Border (2018) | MUBI

Tina is a customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers. But when a mysterious male traveller’s odour confounds her, she’s faced with hugely disturbing insights about who she is and what she wants.

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Kedi (2016) | MUBI

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. They wander in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the city. Claiming no owners, the cats live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame–bringing joy and purpose to the people they choose to adopt.

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The Body (2011) | MUBI

Leyla, a woman in her late 40s, decides to move to Istanbul after working for several years in the German adult film industry. Her opportunist producer ex-boyfriend Yılmaz takes advantage of her drug addiction to persuade her to take part in one last film.

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SUBMARINO

A harsh social drama about guilt and parenthood, in his darkest film yet Thomas Vinterberg tries to recapture the simpler, more straightforward filmmaking of his earliest work

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Under The Skin: Movie Review

 “A genuine revelation. We may finally have an heir to Kubrick.” – LA Weekly “A grand statement on what it means to be a human being.”  – Blankprojecter “It’s simply one of the most unique, original and mind-blowing movies you’ll see in a theatre all year.” – Playlist It’s rare to find a movie that has been…

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REVIEW: Vortex

Image Credit: Wild Bunch (spoiler free) Like any Gaspar Noé film, Vortex opens with its end credits. At the tail end of it, a text appears on the screen and says:  “À tous ceux dont le cerveau se décomposera avant le coeur.” Translating to “To all those whose brains will decompose before their hearts.” There’s…

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Aftersun (2022) Review

Paul Mescal as Calum Paterson Frankie Corio as Sophie Paterson Director: Charlotte Wells Twenty years after their last holiday at a fading vacation resort, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving and idealistic father Calum. At 11-years-old, as the world of adolescence creeps into Sophie’s view, Calum struggles…

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022) Review

A FANTASTIC TALE OF LOVE, DISOBEDIENCE, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE   Throughout the many years in the filmmaking industry, Hollywood studios has had a long history of competition, which can sometimes mean producing a movie to outdo and outshine a rival studio. Because of this, some studios have on occasion create similar movies to…

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The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Review

A GREAT CHARACTER STUDY AT THE IMPASSE OF FRIENDSHIP   Friends are an important part of everyday life. The intrinsic and intangible ideas of having a platonic relationship with someone (as a camaraderie companion) is beneficial and healthy building block of life, which can result in a major impact on oneself. Essentially, good friendships are…

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Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream)

By Divina Sethi Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream) is a 2013 Turkish romantic drama. It is based on the tragic true story of  struggling poets Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu and Rüştü Onurx, played by (the gorgeous) Kivanc Tatlitug (Kuzey Guney, Ask i memnu, Kurt Seyit ve Sura) and Mert Firat (The Water Diviner, Baska Dilde Ask) […]

Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly’s Dream)
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40 Films to Watch for the 2023 Oscars

With yet another year of movies behind us, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to next awards season! The 2022-23 season is already chock-full of big-name directors and actors vying for Academy Awards. What are some films we can expect to see in the conversation next year? Will any of these films be […]

40 Films to Watch for the 2023 Oscars

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