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Cold Pursuit – Film Review

In 2014 there was a black comic thriller from Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland called Kraftidioten. Its literal translation means power idiot. Use it in a sentence and you’re calling someone a dumb son-of-a-bitch. Give it emphasis and you might as well be saying, you’re a f******g idiot. It was a huge success on its […]

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The Idea of Manhood – Film Review

Chances are you know the guy. If you haven’t met him, you know the kind. He’s the one from your past who you kind of like, but nowadays it’s perfectly okay that he lives somewhere else. Then, without warning, he turns up on your doorstep and thinks there’s no problem with moving in for a […]

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Miss Bala – Film Review

In 2008, a Mexican model and beauty queen called Laura Zúñiga became the center of a drug trafficking scandal. She had won a national pageant and was automatically selected to represent Mexico internationally. But before that happened, Laura was arrested. Along with seven other men, she was caught by the state police while carrying $53,000 […]

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Serenity – Film Review

In writer/director Steven Knight’s new slow burn, mystery thriller Serenity, there’s a blue sky paradise somewhere in the Atlantic, presumably off the coast of Florida but you’re never quite sure where. It’s called Plymouth Island. It’s small, tropical, and surrounded by endless miles of ocean. And there’s something strange going on. No, wait. Scratch that. […]

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Glass – Film Review

The saga began nineteen years ago. Unbreakable, released in 2000 as the follow-up to director M. Night Shyamalan’s phenomenally successful The Sixth Sense, introduced us to mild-mannered security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a one-time college football prodigy. During the outset of the film, Dunn becomes the lone survivor in a horrendous train explosion and […]

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Destroyer – Film Review

There’s a good chance you won’t recognize her. Not at first. With a nose that looks as though it was once broken and didn’t properly heal, her sunken eyes, dark and cloudy, and her freckled skin, pale, unhealthy, Nicole Kidman is LAPD detective Erin Bell, a burnout; a shell of her former self. In director […]

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