Movie Reviews Category

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

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Feb 5 | Lord of War

“There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.” I had the opportunity to watch Lord of War (whatwith all the homework I have to get done these days), another powerful film the likes of Cidade de Deus, in which Nicolas Cage as pivotal […]

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Jan 21 | Cidade de Deus

I just saw Cidade de Deus (“City of Gods”), a striking, powerful and intense movie about the gangs that ruled (and most probably still rule) the favelas or slums of Rio de Janeiro. It adopts a very unique documentary-esque, almost handheld camera viewpoint of the life and times of Buscapé (aka Wilson Rodrigues), a youth […]

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May 22 | Movie review for Sahara

Movie Review for Sahara (2005) Director: Breck Eisner Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 124 min I guess I expect a certain amount of realism in movies, and Sahara failed to live up to my expectations, though it had a lot of good action, some humour, and some nice acting. The plot, in […]

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May 13 | Dual movie review

Here’s something new– a dual movie review of two horror movies that were released in relative proximity of each other: “Hide and Seek” and “The Amityville Horror” Hide and Seek (2005) Director: John Polson Starring: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning Rated: R Runtime: 101 min The Amityville Horror (2005) Director: Andrew Douglas Starring: Ryan Reynolds, […]

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May 6 | The Interpreter Movie Review

Movie Review for The Interpreter (2005) Director: Sydney Pollack Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn Rated: Rated PG-13 Runtime: 128 min This is one of the more (if not the most) thrilling and enjoyable movies I’ve ever seen, and I would most certainly recommend it to anyone. It’s also remarkable in its (relative) lack of expletives […]

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Apr 22 | Movie Review for Contact (1997)

Movie Review for Contact (1997) Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Jodie Foster, David Morse Rated: PG Runtime: 153 min If there is any sci-fi movie that I enjoyed just as much as I did Gattaca, the it has to be Contact. It passed on TV because it’s been a while, but it was really well made, […]

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Apr 10 | Sin City Movie Review

Movie review for Sin City (2005) Director: Frank Miller Starring: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, among others Rated: R Runtime: 124 min I was thoroughly bewildered by this movie that I was compelled to watch it again from the beginning to understand some allusions made towards the end. (And I still don’t know how […]

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Mar 19 | Movie Review for Brides

Hence commences the review of yet another movie I went to see with kudu and imma at ARP Cineastes near Porte de Clichy: Brides aka Nyfes (2004) Director: Pantelis Voulgaris Starring: Damian Lewis (Dream Catchers, Band of Brothers), Viktoria Charalabidou, Evelina Papoulia Rated: Not rated but most likely PG Runtime: 128 min A sentimental, gripping […]

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Mar 18 | The Pianist movie review

Movie review for The Pianist (2002) Director: Roman Polanski Starring: Adrien Brody, Julia Rayner, Ed Stoppard Rated: R for violence and brief strong language Runtime: 150 min A truly poignant film the likes of which I have seen very few. It is clear that careful attention is made to preserving the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, […]

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Dec 15 | The Incredibles Movie Review

Movie Review for The Incredibles (2004) Directed by: Brad Bird Starring: (voices) Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson Rated: PG Runs: 121 min Creators of Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc. and Nemo, Pixar Studios has done it again. With vivid and lifelike animations that make it a joy to see, The […]

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