Movie Reviews Category

Posts related to movies and my opinions on how good or bad they were.

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Apr 1 | Movie Review: They Live (1988)

Runtime: 93 minutes Featuring: Roddy Piper, Keith David I rewatched They Live because a particularly memorable scene surfaced on Reddit recently, where the protagonist picks up the famous sunglasses that gives him insight into a world driven by aliens bent on reducing humankind into slaves to consumerism. As a fan of dystopian futuristic movies, They […]

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| Movie Review: Mirror Mirror (2012)

Director: Tarsem Singh Runtime: 106 minutes Rated: PG Ironically one of the previews that were shown before the movie itself was “Snow White and the Huntsmen”, making this one of two Snow White movies this year. I was pleasantly surprised about how much I liked this movie, though I credit knowing that it was directed […]

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| Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Runtime: 109 min Rating: R Two immature cops fake their way into a high-school in order to infiltrate a drug smuggling network. A simple premise, a funny pair, and a lot of childish fun. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are a good pair, and the action in the movie borders on the edge of outlandish […]

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| Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

It’s been about a year and a half since I’ve written a decent movie review, so I’ll try to make up for it with 4 movies one after another. I decided I’d go for a theatre movie marathon at the Loews on 68th, and managed to get out some really neat movies that might be […]

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Dec 29 | Movie Review: Last Train Home (2009)

Director: Lixin Fan Runtime: 85 minutes I’ve been a bit late on the movie bandwagon and Last Train Home has been one of those movies I have been meaning to see for a while now. Despite it having been produced in 2009, it came out to general audiences in the United States in September of […]

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Jun 6 | Movie Review: The Fall (2006)

I had the fortune of going to see Tarsem Singh’s newest movie, “The Fall”, which emerged in theaters on the 30th of June. The part-fantasy, part-reality movie takes place in Los Angeles in the 1920s and revolves around bedridden movie stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace), who, after being injured on a set, considers suicide but […]

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Jan 17 | The Kite Runner and Atonement Compared

It’s interesting to observe similarities between movies, and while common themes as seen before like between The Illusionist and The Prestige are classic examples, there are more subtle approaches to movie plots that I’d like to discuss, highlighting ‘the presence of it in two recent releases, The Kite Runner and Atonement. The premise is simple: […]

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Jul 7 | Central Station (1998)

I stumbled across Central Station, a Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles, at the library while looking for other things to watch. The plot is relatively simple: a retired school teacher writing letters for illiterate people at Rio de Janeiro’s busiest train station, and a young, obstinate child by the name of Josué, fierce in […]

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Jan 12 | Movie Review for District B13

Movie Review for District B13 Director: Pierre Morel Featuring: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D’Amario Rated: R Runtime: 85 min An eerie reminder to the audience about the 2005 riots in France, District B13 is a well-crafted action packed movie set in Paris of 2010 about a young righteous punk named Leïto who, in an […]

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May 26 | Movie Review: La Haine

Movie Review for La Haine (The Hate) 1995. Director: Mathieu Kassovitz Length: 96 min Rated: R (for violence) Though the movie’s cast does not include any famous Hollywood actors or the like, it sends out a powerful message through the three main characters, one that can’t really be well explained. It follows the events of […]

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