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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: a protagonist makes an unforgiveable decision and spends the rest of the plot trying to avenge the wrongs made.

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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.

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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 attempt to bring down the local crimelord Taha, suffers the abduction of his sister and is unable to act due to corrupt police officers.

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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.

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