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Netflix Recommendation: The Hallow

Written by: Felipe Marino and Corin Hardy Directed by: Corin Hardy Starring: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley Rated: NR Run time: 97 minutes I don’t know about you guys, but I often r...
 
 
Comedy
 

Throwback Thursday Review of “Time Bandits”

        Written by: Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Craig Warnock, John Cleese, Sean Connery, David Warner, Ian Holm, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Ed...
 
 
Comedy
 

“Mermaid” is a dreamlike quirk-fest with a sad but hopeful heart

Written and directed by: Anna Melikyan Starring: Mariya Shalayeva, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Mariya Sokova, and Irina Skrinichenko My discovery of Anna Melikyan’s 2007 film “Mermaid” was… unique. I was mindlessl...
 

 
Documentary
 

Netflix Recommendation: “The Monster of Mangatiti” is a shocking true crime docu-drama

Directed by: John Banas Starring: Greta Gregory, Mark Mitchinson, and Flynn Allan True crime documentaries have seen a massive rise in popularity lately, due in large part to the success of Netflix original “Making a Murd...
 
 
Action
 

The Assassin

Written by: Xing Pei (Short story), Hai-Meng Hsieh, Cheng Ah, T’ien-wen Chu, and Hsiao-Hsien Hou (Screenplay) Directed by: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Starring: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, and Fang-yi Sheu It is true what they say, my friend...
 
 
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When Animals Dream – A werewolf film with a feminist bite

Written by: Rasmus Birch , Christoffer Boe, and Jonas Alexander Arnby Directed by: Jonas Alexander Arnby Starring: Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, and Jakob Oftebro 2015 was an interesting year for movies. There were...
 

 
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Over Your Dead Body – Miike’s chilling tribute to “Yotsuya Kaidan”

Written by: Kikumi Yamagishi Directed by: Takashi Miike Starring: Ko Shibasaki, Ebizô Ichikawa, and Hitomi Katayama Takashi Miike has been called many things: master of horror, provocateur, sicko. The guy makes some polarizing ...
 
 
Drama
 

Misunderstood – A poignant, yet brutal, coming of age tale

Written by: Barbara Alberti and Asia Argento Directed by: Asia Argento Starring: Giulia Salerno, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko, Carolina Poccioni, and Anna Lou Castoldi Asia Argento is widely known, in the film world, as ...
 
 
Drama
 

A lot of bad things happen, in Katrin Gebbe’s “Nothing Bad Can Happen”

Written and directed by: Katrin Gebbe Starring: Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, and Swantje Kohlhof “Not for the faint of heart…”. That is how I usually describe any film of Lars Von Tr...
 

 
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Throw Back Thursday review of “Lesson of the Evil”

Written by: Yûsuke Kishi (Novel) and Takashi Miike (Screenplay) Directed by: Takashi Miike Starring: Hideaki Itô, Takayuki Yamada, and Erina Mizuno Oh Takashi Miike…. How you never fail to surprise. I am pretty sure…...