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Madame Web (2024) Review

Madame Web (2024) Review

Madame Web (2024)Director: S.J. ClarksonScreenwriters: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Claire Parker, S.J. ClarksonStarring: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Adam Scott, Emma Roberts, Kerry Bishé, Mike Epps, Zosia Mamet, José María Yazpik Making her debut on the page in 1980, the elderly, paralysed and clairvoyant Madame Web of Marvel Comics bears […]

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The Holdovers (2023) Review

The Holdovers (2023) Review

The Holdovers (2023)Director: Alexander PayneScreenwriter: David HemingsonStarring: Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, Carrie Preston, Brady Hepner, Ian Dolley, Jim Kaplan, Michael Provost, Andrew Garmon, Naheem Garcia, Stephen Thorne, Gillian Vigman, Tate Donovan, Juanita Pearl Almost 20 years ago, Alexander Payne discovered that Paul Giamatti had a real knack for playing horrible people and somehow

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The Boy and the Heron (2023) Review

The Boy and the Heron (2023) Review

The Boy and the Heron (2023)Director: Hayao MiyazakiScreenwriter: Hayao MiyazakiStarring: Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Takuya Kimura, Shōhei Hino, Ko Shibasaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Kunimura In 2013, Hayao Miyazaki released The Wind Rises, widely reported to be his final film before retirement. A year later, When Marnie Was There came out along with

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The Assistant (2019/20) Review

The Assistant (2019/20) Review

This review was originally published by its author Sam Sewell-Peterson on SSP Thinks Film. The Assistant (2019/20) Director: Kitty Green Screenwriter: Kitty Green Starring: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, John Orsini, Noah Robbins, Kristine Froseth, Mackenzie Leigh, Purva Bedi There are plenty of films about the artistic side of filmmaking, but very few about the business

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Bong Joon Ho The Host

The Host (2006) Review

This article was originally published to SSP Thinks Film by Sam Sewell-Peterson. The Host (2006) Director: Bong Joon-ho Screenwriters: Bong Joon-ho, Ha Won-jun, Baek Chul-hyun Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Ko Ah-sung To shamelessly appropriate and warp the catchphrase of a beloved cartoon character, The Host is smarter than the average monster movie. I

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Bad Boys for Life (2020) Review

Bad Boys for Life (2020) Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah Screenwriters: Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jacob Scipio, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nuñez, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig Whatcha gonna do when the threequel comes for you? For those whom the Bad Boys franchise (“You ain’t seen

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Sam Mendes 1917 Film

1917 (2019) Review

1917 (2020) Director: Sam Mendes Screenwriters: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden It is a truth generally accepted that the First World War was a cruel, wasteful and ultimately pointless conflict. Never before nor since have so many lives been needlessly thrown

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Marriage Story (2019) Review

Marriage Story (2019) Director: Noah Baumbach Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Alan Alda Noah Baumbach gets people, warts and all. The latest in a long line of films with a “…Story” title explores the highs of love and marriage as well as the lows

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Jumanji Next Level Review

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Review

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Director: Jake Kasdan Screenwriters: Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman Two years ago Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released and it was a pleasant surprise. Far from just

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Review

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya Screenwriters: Satoshi Kon, Keiko Nobumoto Starring: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Kyôko Terase, Hiroya Ishimaru Christmas is not a time of happiness for all, in fact for a great many people it’s extremely difficult. Can you imagine being alone and on the streets at what is

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