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The film's where Daniel Radcliff doesn't play Harry Potter are pretty interesting, like The Woman in Black (2012) or Imperium (2016). And while Swiss Army Man isn't as good as the others, it features another memorable and funny performance from Radcliff himself, as his chemistry with Paul Dano is very heart touching. There's a lot of humanity in this movie. The film is a very psychological roller coaster, with the main character trying to accept who he really is. But the main problem with the pic is that it's uneven. Some moments are just completely absurdly hilarious. But others are just honestly boring. So overall, it's a decent comedy/adventure flick, not the greatest I've ever seen for sure, but it's worth a look for those who are interested!
I honestly haven't seen such a harsh and grim movie since 2013's Lone Survivor, which is also fact based. Hotel Mumbai is a suprisingly very suspenseful and hard flick to take. The real life situation in which the characters were put through is just excruciating. While the characters are pretty thinly written, Dev Patel, who previously starred in Chappie (2015) gives a memorable lead act. It's a movie which tackles the very strong theme of courage, and also inhumanity. Overall, this is a scary and gruesome and well done homage to some tragic real life events. Good movie and recommended!!
Just like director Bong Joon- Ho's previous film Snowpiecer (2013), Parasite makes is jump directly into the hardships of social spacial segregation and class contrast. And it's a very captivating movie, which just keeps making you watch. It feels like an incredible blend of genres, it starts out like a comedy- family film, but only to continue onto something much more gruesome and thrilling. Although not as scary, it feels a lot like a Korean version of Jordan Peele's 2017 Get Out. And it features very strong performances from the whole cast, but especially by Song Kang-Ho and Lee Sun-Kyun. Overall, this is a pretty entertaining, stunning and strong movie, and it doesn't surprise me that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. A must-see for film lovers and recommended!!
While I never saw the 2008 original Swedish film, I can still say that this American remake is one of the most interesting and original horror movies that I've seen a little while. It's a different take on a vampire tale, and it works. It's captivating, with the best aspect of the movie being the performances by young Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Their chemistry is very impressive and very well done. The setting is gloomy and the flick also has some very enjoyable buckets of gore, as well as some deep themes of child anxiety and friendship. Overall, director Matt Reeves, who later went on to direct the reboot of the Planet if the Apes trilogy, has made a well crafted and must see horror/romance film for fans of the genre. Good pic and recommended!!
The original Pet Sematary from 1989 is a very good and effective horror movie. And as for this remake? Well, while I wouldn't say that it's superior to its predecessor, it's an honorable horror flick. It's got a dark tone and atmosphere to it during its whole runtime, which sets you in the gloomy, horror mood. It's also got much more grisly gore than the original. And also has some pretty jumpy and tense moments, and Jason Clarke gives a good lead performance. What I like about the Pet Sematary movies is that they show strong feelings about family love and grief. While the changed-up ending isn't what I would've preferred, I think that this is a decent remake and it deserve more between three and three and a half stars. Horror fans should really check it out. Enjoyable movie and recommended!!
It's hard for a sequel to be as good as the first movie, and even harder for it to be better. But this film manages to be just that, it's just as entertaining and captivating as the first 2011 flick, and in some ways, like the landscaping for example, it's even better. The CGI effects are once again supremely mind-blowing, it's terrific eye-candy. No wonder it was nominated for an Academy Award for best special effects. While I found that the live-action characters are just a little too thinly written, Caesar is once again very loveable and he's the real hero in this pic. This sci-fi movie also tackles some interesting themes, and it's got a lot of pretty heart-warming moments. Overall, this is a big and great big budget science fiction film, I was very impressed and entertained. This makes me want to see the third film. Amazing flick and recommended!!
The reviews for Chappie on Rotten Tomatoes are pretty bad for the most part... Well it's not a masterpiece of science fiction cinema, with the editing being pretty shitty, I must say, and the characters are a little too thinly written. But it boosts some quality cinematography, some memorable performances from Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel, and most of all, the special effects are simply amazing. It's also a sci-fi/action movie with a lot more heart than you'd think. It also explores themes of violence, friendship and human greed. It's an interesting and enjoyable sci-fi diversion, and it also boosts the same gritty visuals as director Neil Blomkamp's previous alien invasion masterpiece District 9 (2009). Overall, see this movie for yourself, I found it to be good. Recommended!!
While the best film about white supremacy will probably always be American History X (1998), Imperium is a welcome film into the scene. It's partially based on a true story, but what makes the flick much more intense is that it reflects timely and actual themes. It's got its moments, and the movie is unarguably boosted by a great Daniel Radcliff, as well as a good act by Toni Collette. While I did find this movie to drag a bit sometimes, I think it's overall an entertaining and interesting movie. Really worth a look!!
This Danish movie is very different than what I was expecting. I was expecting a very tight and heart-racing and scary thriller. And don't get me wrong, it does have its suspenseful and strange moments, but this film is almost more of a character study. It's a pic that tackles themes of redemption and doing the right thing. And what's also impressive about The Guilty is that all of the action happens in one room, which leaves the viewer imagining himself what could be happening on the other side of the phone. And Jakob Cedergren gives a good and convincing act. Overall, this is an interesting movie with a bit of good suspense and some content. Recommended!!
Clint Eastwood is really one of my favorite filmmakers of all time. He makes fascinating pics, and this is once again confirms it. It depicts real, harsh and shocking events about the misjudging of an innocent heroe. The film manages to build some suprisingly killing suspense during the first half hour. And the acting is a powerful asset, with Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates giving very engaging performances. But the best one of all is Paul Walter Hauser as the titular Richard Jewell. And the dialogue is also sharp and very well written. It's a dramatic and engaging movie, for the most part, because it can have its moments which can be a little bit too long. But overall, I found it to be a shame that this pic was such a box office failure, because it's a very good movie, and I found the ending to be powerful and even a little sad and moving. Great movie, recommended!!
The zombie genre has been running for a long time now, and you'd think it would be exhausted by now. But this film would prove you wrong. I found Little Monsters to be an ambitious little zombie movie, it's suprisingly very funny, and mixes that with tons of zombie guts and gore. But it's not just a mix of comedy and horror, but it also has a bit of heart-touching humanity to it. And of course, the movie is elevated by a memorable and strong lead performance by Lupita N'Yongo, who was also great in Jordan Peele's creepy Us, which came out the same year. And Alexander England also gives a memorable act. They incarnate characters that we feel for and love. Overall, Little Monsters is a nice and funny little zombie movie, and a must see for genre fans. Recommended!!
An alright low-budget horror pic, but not a flawless one for sure. It's uneven, with the development being a little to long and a little bit boring. Other moments are also not very interesting, while others can be very suspenseful. It builds up mystery and tension little by little, but it's very uneven, and that's problematic. But it does features a good lead, starter performance by Madeline Brewer. And it tackles a pretty actual and interesting theme, which is the one of rising up to fame on the Internet ,no matter what the cost. And the ending can be quite baffling. Overall, it's a decent little popcorn, techno-horror/thriller. Worth a look for horror fans!
The Lighthouse is one hell of a dazzling film. It's great in almost every aspect. It's an absurd ride into a nightmarish journey. The black and white filming is just beautiful and very innovative, it really puts you into the creepy and uncertain atmosphere, with it's careful use of shadowing. But also, the performances by both Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are absolutely fantastic. I'd even say that they're some if the best performances of 2019. It's a slow-burning psychological horror pic, which relies heavily on character development and atmosphere. But it's quite effective, as this flick sticks into your mind for a while after seeing it. Overall, I think it's safe to say that director Roger Eggers, who previously directed the spooky The Witch (2015), is a very promising new figure in the horror genre. And as for this film, it's an amazing piece of art work, and one if the most special movies of the 2019. Recommended!!
I saw the 1968 original a long time ago, and I remember thinking that it was a great sci-fi classic. And this 2011 reboot is actually terrific, and lives up to its legacy. It's very captivating and entertaining, featuring a good lead performance by James Franco, but the most likeable character in this movie is actually the CGI chimpanzee named Cesar. And speaking of CGI, the special effects in this movie are amazing. It's a science fiction flick which can be very dramatic and heart-touching, and unlike most summer blockbusters, this film isn't too long, it's actually fastly paced enough, which makes it even more enjoyable. Overall, a great achievement, one if the best movies of 2011, and I'm really looking forward to getting into its sequels. Recommended!!
You don't stumble upon gems like this everyday. It's a unique film, which is fantastic in being able to mix silly humor with demented horror. It features a top performance by Ryan Reynolds, playing a character that we feel for and fear at the same time. I found the portrayal of schizophrenia in this movie to be quite realistic and accurate. And it also offers quite a bit of enjoyable gore. Overall, this dark comedy, horror is impressive and entertaining, and it's a shame that it has been neglected by the mainstream audience. Recommended!!
Well it's definitely one of the most unique movies of 2019. And while it is good, it's not as great as I thought it would be. Certain parts are unequal to others, and I must say the the film's running time is a bit too long, which can make it a bit tedious. But Uncut Gems also has some suspenseful moments, and it's supported by a crazy performance by Adam Sandler, he's definitely the highlight of this movie. The pic is like a bad dream on cocaine, it's full of energy and never stops. Overall, it's an interesting movie and worth a good look if you can sit through a bit of time.
This American/Korean and Czech production is an ambitious and original science fiction project. Sci-fi action movies tend to be extremely expensive and CGI boosted movies. But this one is unique and different. It features a good act from Christopher Evans. And the film's plot is very intriguing, showing us the deadly consequences of having too many tyrannical social inequalities. I noticed that it also has a touch of nihilism to it, as well as plenty of gory kills, which also makes the movie enjoyable. The only thing I'd say is that the first part isn't as engaging as the second part of the flick. But overall, Snowpiecer is still an intelligent and violent movie, and one to see for fans of the genre for sure. Recommended!!
From David Gordon Green, who would later go on to directing the good 2018 Halloween sequel, comes this little independent drama. And while it does take a little while to get going, once it does, it's a good movie, with a lot more humanity that you'd expect. It tackles some strong themes like violence, parental abuse, friendship and doing what's right. Both the great Nicolas Cage and young Tyler Sheridan make up a great duo of actors. This flick is also very good at capturing the trailer-trash Southern Gothic atmosphere. Overall, Joe is an interesting and good drama flick. Recommended!!
Horror sequels can sometimes be awful pieces of shit, and the fact that this one is not is already a good sign. It features strong lead performances from an adult cast this time, especially James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Iasiah Mustafa. And it does offer some nice, gory moments. But unfortunately, it's still not great. It's not as scary as the first flick for sure, there's also too much big budget CGI, and I must say that an almost 3h runtime can be hard too sit through if the film isn't great. And what disappointed me also is that we still don't get the full story of It's origins. Overall, if you saw the first movie and really liked it, you may want to check this sequel out. But it's a little disappointing.