Stoker REVIEW

Written by Douglas Whyte. Korean director Park Chan-wook is renowned for his masterful, ostentatious displays of violence. The intensely cult-ish Oldboy (2003) is perhaps his best known venture into such territory. In Stoker, his English-language debut, violence is treated with …

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Red 2 REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. Red 2 picks up where we left off with ex-ex-ex-black ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) enjoying suburban bliss with Sarah (Marie-Louise Parker). While Frank is fairly happy in his re-retirement, the magic is starting to …

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The Best Offer REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Guiseppe Tornatore has never quite been able to top his 1989 Academy Award winner, Cinema Paradiso. He’s come close a few times, with Everybody’s Fine and Maléna both gathering accolades and praise. The Italian writer-director is …

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Kick-Ass 2 REVIEW

Kick-Ass 2 is the second film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s hit comic series about people in the “real world” deciding to follow their comic book icons by fighting crime as costumed superheroes. But the grounded view …

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Upstream Color REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Upstream Color is the brain-child of Shane Carruth, a former software engineer that made a noticeable splash in 2004 with Primer. Primer was a unique, albeit challenging, collision of ideas and sci-fi influences. Carruth’s $7000 indie …

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What Maisie Knew REVIEW

Written by Douglas Whyte. What Maisie Knew, co-directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, is a contemporary adaptation of Henry James’ 1897 novel of the same name. Set in Manhattan, it details the tumultuous divorce of a recklessly selfish couple …

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Elysium REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene with District 9, a unique sci-fi film that blended genres and film-making styles while providing both social commentary and blockbuster entertainment. Many proclaimed that sci-fi cinema had an original new …

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We’re the Millers REVIEW

Written by Rebecca Marie Taylor. In Ron Marshall Thurber’s raunchy comedy, the laughs may be cheap, but they definitely keep ‘em coming. While some of the plot twists are fairly predictable, the narrative moves along quickly and there isn’t a …

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Pain and Gain REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Scattered “action” sequences aside, there’s barely an explosion (well, there’s one) or car-chase to be found amongst the bizarre plot, which can only be based on a true story. Yes, this is pretty different for a …

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The World’s End REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. After proving that no comic is unfilmable with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, writer/director Edgar Wright reunites with star and co-writer Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and producer Nira Park for the third instalment in the so-called …

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Mood Indigo REVIEW

Written by Christopher D. Bruce. “Colin put down his comb and, arming himself with a nail clipper, beveled the corners of his shaded eyelids to give mystery to his gaze. He had to repeat this often because they grew back …

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Now You See Me REVIEW

Four magicians are given cards telling them to go to a particular location. A year later they are known as ‘The Four Horsemen’ and are holding a spectacular performance funded by a wealthy businessman (Michael Caine). During this performance the …

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