Wild Rose – Review

In the grand tradition of the surprising revitalization of the Western genre, with recent hits such as A Star is Born, or even music-wise the infamous Old Town Road, quickly becoming influential pieces of cult-media within the past few weeks, it’s safe to say that the traditional country sound, is back in full force, whether […]

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Wounds – Cannes 2019 Review

Following its premiere at Sundance this past January, word had spread about Babak Anvari’s Wounds and the absolute absurdity of the entire production. The film, starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz, arrived in Cannes to be screened for eager cinephiles, and it did not disappoint. Introduced by Anvari himself, who also had a […]

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Shadow – Review

Ever since the beginning of the new millennium, Chinese action cinema have in someway, reinvented themselves, with Ang Lee’s prolific Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The massive reception, and tidal wave of western critical acclaim since Lee’s magnum opus, finally put the Chinese action staple on the global map, demonstrating that not only does the industry […]

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Aladdin (2019) – Review

Another day, another remake of a Disney animated classic. This time, it’s Aladdin (2019), the beloved smash hit that won Oscars for its music and millions of hearts with Robin Williams’ performance as the wise-cracking Genie. 27 years later, the House of Mouse has deigned to give audiences an extended extravaganza with some major star […]

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Meeting Gorbachev – Review

Werner Herzog, at the brisk age of 76, is considered too many (specifically cinephiles) as a mass influence and personal favorite auteur. His soothing narration, and arbitrary direction, has created a fandom of his audacious work too many international viewers. His films ranges from topics such as Nosferatu, to a documentary about one man’s passionate […]

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The Disappearance Of My Mother – Hot Docs 2019 Quickie Review

Beniamino Barrese’s The Disappearance Of My Mother begins with a casting call, where numerous young European woman are lined up, prepared to be photographed and interviewed, regarding Barrese’s influential role model, and own guardian, Benedetta Barzini. In what comes to an arousing conclusion of mixed images and fluttered dreams from Barzini’s perspective, The Disappearance of […]

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