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The Iron Claw (2023) Review

The Iron Claw (2023) Review

The Iron Claw (2023)Director: Sean DurkinScreenwriter: Sean DurkinStarring: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, Maura Tierney, Lily James The latest film from Sean Durkin, the respected writer-director behind The Nest, begins with close-up shots of lead actor Zac Efron’s bulging body getting out of bed. Efron’s skin is so tightly […]

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The Zone of Interest (2023) Review

The Zone of Interest (2023) Review

The Zone of Interest (2023)Director: Jonathan GlazerScreenwriter: Jonathan GlazerStarring: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller Are you sitting comfortably? Good. You ought to be. You’re reading this on a machine that uses rare materials mined by children, on internet you access through a system of wiring that deteriorates ecosystems, in a space that would once act as

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Anatomy of a Fall (2023) Review

Anatomy of a Fall (2023) Review

Anatomy of a Fall (2023)Director: Justine TrietScreenwriters: Justine Triet, Arthur HarariStarring: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis, Milo Machado Graner, Swann Arlaud, Antoine Reinartz Justine Triet unfolds entrenched systemic misogyny in her Oscar-nominated courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall, a pointed and wordy multilingual picture that features one of the great performances of 2023. French director and

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Tár (2022) Review

Tár (2022) Review

Tár (2022)Director: Todd FieldScreenwriter: Todd FieldStarring: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Mark Strong There is something of a European sensibility to Todd Field’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair, Tár (2022); a hint of Ruben Östlund in its tightly weaved story elements and profound use of epilogue, a touch of Thomas Vinterburg

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Jackass Forever (2022) Review

Jackass Forever (2022) Review

Jackass Forever (2022) Director: Jeff Tremaine Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGehey, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Spike Jonze We go to the movies to see things we’ve never seen before, to be taken to exotic locations we can’t even imagine visiting on holiday, to escape the drab or even

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Pablo Lorrain Ema Bernal

Ema (2019) Review

Ema (2019) Director: Pablo Larraín Screenwriters: Guillermo Calderón, Alejandro Moreno Starring: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Santiago Cabrera, Paola Giannini, Cristián Suárez, Mariana Loyola One of the most alive, bustling and energetic movies of 2019, Pablo Larraín’s intense and morally atypical character study combines the trademark features of some of Europe’s most provocative filmmakers

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Keira Knightley Official Secrets

Official Secrets (2019) Review

Official Secrets (2019) Director: Gavin Hood Screenwriters: Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood Starring: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes, Katherine Kelly, Indira Varma, MyAnna Buring, Tamsin Greig, Shaun Dooley Keira Knightley is the lead of a star-studded British cast for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Eye in the Sky director Gavin Hood’s retrospective reevaluation of

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Booksmart 2019 Movie Review

Booksmart (2019) Review

Booksmart (2019) Director: Olivia Wilde Screenwriters: Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Austin Crute, Noah Galvin Olivia Wilde’s ebullient directorial debut Booksmart is the coming-of-age comedy we’ve been

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