Now Presenting: A Review of Mad Detective

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Note: This review was written July 10th, 2014. Mad Detective is a 2007 Hong Kong psychological thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai. The film stars Lau Ching-Wan, Andy On, Lam Ka-Tung, Lee Kwok-Lun, Jo Kuk, Jay Lau, Lam Suet, Cheung Siu-fai, and Eddy Ko. You […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Oldboy

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Note: This review was written July 8th, 2014. I’m hoping to revisit this film later on. Oldboy is a South Korean mystery thrilled film directed by Park Chan-wook. The film is loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name that was written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. […]

Now Presenting: A Review of The Skin I Live In

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Note: This review was written July 3rd, 2014. The Skin I Live In is a 2011 Spanish psychological thriller film written and directed by Pedro Almodovar. Other-wise known for a bunch of other well-acclaimed Spanish films that I have never seen. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, […]

Now Presenting: A Review of I Saw the Devil

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Note: This review was written July 1st, 2014. I intend to revisit this film down the line. I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller directed by Kim Ji-woon. This director also had a hand in directing films like A Tale of Two Sisters, and the American […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Warm Bodies

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The minute that you step into the theater, you know that what you’re going to experience is, at the very least, going to be an experience. Whether good or bad is subjective, and I really don’t know any other better way to put it. For me, I’ve always thought about […]

Now Presenting: A Review of On the Road

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On the Road is a 2012 French-Bristish-Brazillian adventure drama film that was directed by Walter Salles. It is an adaptation of the 1957 novel of the same name written by Jack Kerouac. The film has several notable names like Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams, but focuses primarily on Garrett Hedlund, Sam […]

Now Presenting: A Review of TimeCrimes

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    Timecrimes (Spanish: Los Cronocrimenes) is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Nacho Vialondo. The film garnered positive reviews from viewing audience as well as critics. The film was so well received that Dreamworks is currently working on an American adaptation of the film. The reason that I decided to […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Maleficent

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In 2010, Walt Disney Studios went to the well with a live-action adaptation for Alice in Wonderland. The film had a lot of things going for it. Tim Burton was doing the directing, while Johnny Depp and several other known names were willing to play ball. They knew it would […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Fantastic Planet

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Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète sauvage, lit. The Wild Planet) is a 1973 cutout stop-motion science-fiction film directed by Rene Laloux. The film was an international production between France and Czechoslovakia and was distributed in the United States by Roger Corman. The film is based on a novel written by Stefan […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Donnie Darko

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Donnie Darko is a 2001 American fantasy drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly. (Other-wise known for his work on Southland Tales, The Box, and Domino) The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as well as the cast of Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. […]