Tagged: 8/10

The Banker 0

The Banker (2020)

Sometimes you need to take a step back and enjoy what you’ve accomplished, baby.   What an amusing movie this was. Such a movie you start watching and before you know it, the end credits roll across your screen. Even though the subject won’t get you very excited. The world...

Sam did It 0

Sam did It (2018)

Sam Did It is a short film directed by British actor and writer Dominic Burgess, who also stars in the film Occasionally a short film as an in-betweenie is always welcome. Naturally, the short duration (that’s why it’s called a short film) is a huge plus. Also, the fact that...

Adopt A Highway 0

Adopt a Highway (2019)

When you commit a third violent crime, you will be put away and put away for good. Three strikes, and you are out.   Every now and then you come across such an unknown, idiosyncratic film, which was probably made with a modest budget and for which no huge marketing...

Aterrados 0

Aterrados (2017)

They were human voices. What did they tell you? That they were going to kill me. In Argentinian, they say “Aterrados“. It’s “Terrified” in English. And yes, some will be terrified while watching this masterful horror. I can’t really describe why it is such an excellent horror. However, there are...

0

Prospect (2018)

Film Review : Prospect The Queen’s Lair. That’s a theory. What a fantastic SF! Not because there are breathtaking space landscapes. Or because impressive, galactic battles are being fought. And you won’t see a collection of exotic-looking aliens. To be honest, everything looks pretty cheap. As if someone has searched...

0

Stan & Ollie (2018)

I thought you’d retired. No, we’re-we’re… we’re getting older, but we’re not done yet. Simply nostalgia. “Stan & Ollie” is a trip to a bygone era when I was a little boy. When I returned from school on Friday afternoon, I threw my schoolbag somewhere in a corner and turned...

0

Life itself (2018)

So, what does that tell us? That the only truly reliable narrator is life itself. But life itself is also a completely unreliable narrator because it is constantly misdirecting and misleading us and taking us on this journey where it is literally impossible to predict where it’s gonna go next....

0

The man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot (2018)

That day, I just killed a man. What he stood for was unstoppable. The absurd title alone should stimulate your curiosity. A film with such a whopper of a title (sounding completely absurd) can only lead to an unrivaled experience. My first reaction was: “Only Monty Python can come up...

0

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

The El Royale is a bi-state establishment. You have the option to stay in either the great state of California… or the great state of Nevada. Warmth and sunshine to the west… or hope and opportunity to the east. Which would you prefer? Let me get straight to the point....

0

Jonathan (2018)

Wow. You’ve given each other the perfect male fantasy. Sex without emotional attachment. Fascinating. That’s the best description for this film. “Jonathan” is not an easy movie and it excels in monotony. But give this not so action-packed, one location situated film a chance and maybe you’ll discover how unparalleled...

1

You were never really here (2017)

McCleary said you were brutal. I can be. I want you to hurt them. It’s not just the fact that defenseless young children are victims of unscrupulous people who use them in networks for pedophiles. The most disgusting aspect of this is that these circuits are visited by people who...

0

Ready Player One (2018)

James Halliday saw the future. And then he built it. He gave us a place to go.A place called … THE OASIS. Recently I got a Playstation VR set for my birthday and since then I’ve spent a lot of hours in different virtual worlds. So I understand very well...

The Glass Castle 2

The Glass Castle (2017)

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Woody Harrelson : Rex...

2

King Arthur : Legend of the Sword (2017)

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not. Genre : Adventure/Action Country : USA Cast : Charlie...

Dunkirk 0

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Genre : War Country : UK/Netherlands/France Cast...

3

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

“Help me get one more.” Even the worst horror can’t make me look at the screen with disgust. But the moment one of these American soldiers set his hand on a seemingly lifeless body, a hysterical scream sounded and all hell broke loose, it did. The image of that unfortunate...

6

The Jungle Book (2016)

The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart. Genre : Adventure Country : USA Cast...

0

The Lost Reviews Part 1 : The Revenant (2015)

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance,...

0

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren and Chris Mannix. Lost...

0

Brooklyn (2015)

“Would you like to dance? Are you here with that guy? The one who was teaching you to dance? No. So would you dance with me? I’m not sure he taught me anything. Doesn’t matter. The secret is to look as though you know what you’re doing. Ah. I wish...

1

A walk in the woods (2015)

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Genre : Biography/Comedy Country : USA Cast : Robert Redford : Bill Bryson Nick Nolte...

2

Mad Max : Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max,...

1

The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to...

0

X+Y (2014)

In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan struggles to connect with those around him – most of all his loving mother – but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship and Nathan’s talents...

0

Kingsman : The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Genre : Action/Adventure/Comedy Country : UK Cast : Colin Firth : Harry Hart...

Spring 0

Spring (2014)

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. Genre : Horor/Romance/SF Country : USA Cast : Lou Taylor Pucci : Evan Nadia Hilker : Louise Vanessa Bednar : Gail Director : Justin...

Interstellar 1

Interstellar (2014)

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel...

0

The Equalizer (2014)

In Boston, Massachusetts, the methodical and supportive Robert “Bob” McCall works at the Home Mart store, frequently helping his co-workers. Every night, McCall goes to a diner to read a book and drink tea, and he befriends the teenager Russian prostitute Teri, the alias of Alina. One night, Alina’s pimp...

Babadook 2

The Babadook (2014)

If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look You can’t get rid of the Babadook. For horror to be successful, there are several opportunities for hands. Either you use gore elements in such a way that blood, guts and all sorts of other slimy ingredients start dripping, slipping...

The Signal 1

The Signal (2014)

They’re testing us, Nic. Like little rats. I had no idea what this film was about when I started watching it. Looking at the movie poster, you can assume it has something to do with SF. But I didn’t expect it to be such a brilliant film. Compared with other...

Edge of Tomorrow 1

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now...

2

How I live now (2013)

Film Review: How I live now You just gotta take that bad thing. Take it and put it in a box. You close the lid, you look up and you focus on your goal. Okay ? Because that’s what you have to do now. You have to look up and...

Cold in July 0

Cold in July (2014)

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche. Genre : Thriller/Crime Country : USA/France Cast : Michael C....

Broken 12

Broken (2012)

Skunk has diabetes and is a pretty cool teenager. The summer has just begun, and her days are filled with hope. Her life does change dramatically after she witnesses a violent attack on the neighbor Rick who’s unlawfully accused of rape. Genre : Drama Country : UK Cast : Eloise...

0

Oldboy (2013)

An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Genre : Action/Mystery Country :...

12 Years a Slave 0

12 Years a Slave (2013)

“12 Years a Slave” is based on the incredible true story of a man who tried to survive and fought for his freedom. Solomon Northup, a free man living in the state of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. He has witnessed cruelty and unexpected kindness. Solomon fights...

The Iceman 0

The Iceman (2012)

Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his...

Last Vegas 1

Last Vegas (2013)

Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam are best friends since childhood. When Billy finally proposes to his very young girlfriend, he invites them all to join him in Las Vegas and forget about their old age and relive their glory days.  While preparing the bachelor party they realise that old wounds...

Captain Phillips 0

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a realistic adaptation of the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama by a gang of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali leader Muse. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country: USA Cast : Tom Hanks : Richard Phillips Barkhad Abdi...

Tyrannosaur 0

Tyrannosaur (2011)

  The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a...

0

The Conjuring (2013)

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a...

Hanna 2

Hanna (2011)

Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the...

2

Disconnect (2012)

A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making...

0

Lo Imposible (2012)

A regular family – Maria, Henry and their three kids – travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant...

Hummingbird 0

Hummingbird (2013)

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity — transforming into an avenging angel in the process. Genre : Action/Drama Country : UK Cast : Jason Statham : Joey Benedict Wong...

Oblivion 3

Oblivion (2013)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Genre :...

0

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming...

0

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She’s in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn’t too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she...

0

Dark Skies (2013)

As the Barrett family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars. Genre : SF/Horror Country : USA Cast : Keri Russell : Lacy...

0

Lincoln (2012)

As the War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Genre : History/Drama Country : USA Cast : Daniel Day-Lewis : Abraham Lincoln Sally Field : Mary Todd Lincoln...

0

Boy Wonder (2010)

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. A typical revenge-movie. But it was put together pretty well  with a surprising end. Caleb Steinmeyer plays the teen who’s hungry for revenge in a very realistic way. He looked tormented the whole movie.   The few fight scenes are short but energetic...

0

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what’s going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector...