Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Review

‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ Review: Guy Ritchie’s Exhilarating James Bond Audition Tape

Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is the latest project from the versatile filmmaker. It’s hard to keep track of what projects Guy Ritchie is currently working on, as one gets seemingly announced every week. And while most on Film Twitter spheres have complained about Ritchie pumping out two …

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Evil Does Not Exist Movie Review

‘Evil Does Not Exist’ Movie Review: Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Experimental Drama Takes on the Evils of Capitalism

Ryusuke Hamaguchi has never made the same film twice and has always approached each project he takes on with a different lens and perspective on what he did previously. It’s highly apparent just by watching his Oscar-winning feature, Drive My Car, a nearly three-hour-long, slow, and meditative drama, and his latest project, Evil …

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La Chimera Movie Review

‘La Chimera’ Movie Review: Josh O’Connor and Carol Duarte Save Alice Rohrwacher’s Period Drama

La Chimera is a complicated film to describe, and not necessarily because the story itself is confounding, but because the occupation of our protagonist, Arthur (Josh O’Connor), bewilders all expectations. We meet him as he is recently released from prison and reunite with Sister Flora (Isabella Rossellini) as they await his …

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Road House Movie Review

‘Road House’ (2024) Movie Review: Doug Liman’s Wannabe Miami Vice

Road House, from director Doug Liman and starring Jake Gyllenhaal is now streaming. Should we compare remakes to the original? This central question guides most film critics when they compare a modernized version of a popular film made decades ago. Some say we shouldn’t hold the original as the only …

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‘One Percent Warrior’ Movie Review: An Uninteresting Meta-Actioner

It’s hard to discuss the nature of One-Percent Warrior without discussing the elephant in the room: Tak Sakaguchi. The film, directed by Yamaguchi Yudai, not only examines the nature of action films but also serves as a self-reflexive examination of Sakaguchi’s own career in the realm of Japanese action cinema, with turns in Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus, Sion Sono’s Why Don’t …

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One More Shot Movie Review - Scott Adkins

‘One More Shot’ Review: A No-Holds-Barred DTV Spectacle

James Nunn’s One Shot had the biggest potential out of any direct-to-video actioner Scott Adkins led in so long: an action film staged like a one-take in which Adkins would topple as many baddies as possible as if the audience were playing a video game. And while it certainly contained its moments of pure spectacle, …

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How to Have Sex Movie Review - Molly Manning Walker

‘How to Have Sex’ Review: A Quietly Devastating Drama with Mia McKenna-Bruce

Mia McKenna-Bruce Gives a star-making performance in this quietly devastating drama.  The first thirty minutes or so of Molly Manning Walker’s feature directorial debut, How to Have Sex, is highly disorienting. Walker zips through one scene after the next at a breakneck pace as she posits the story as a coming-of-age tale where a group …

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Netflix's Sixty Minutes Film Review

Review: ‘Sixty Minutes’ Has a Hard Time Making an Impact

Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt) opened the doors for many short but effective action scenes where its protagonist had a set amount of time to get from point A to point B, only for them to be stuck in innumerable (and preposterous) situations that would slow them down. That’s also …

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ is one of the most important films of the decade

Describing Ava DuVernay’s Origin to an average moviegoer may prove complex, especially concerning its opening moments, where Isabel Wilkerson (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) listens to a recorded phone conversation with the police and the assailant who murdered Trayvon Martin (Myles Frost). DuVernay and cinematographer Matthew J. Lloyd recreate this tragic moment in American history chillingly, with Isabel listening attentively to …

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Review: ‘Mean Girls’ (2024) is a Superior Reinvention of the 2004 Original

Who would’ve thought a January-released musical remake of Mark Waters’ Mean Girls would actually be so fetch? Definitely not me, but here we are. Moreover, it’s a far better film than the 2004 original, with energy in front and behind the camera, making it a special piece of consumerist entertainment. There’s no denying the …

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Review: ‘The Three Musketeers: Milady’ Concludes Martin Bourboulon’s Grand Epic

Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers has gone through many permutations, but Martin Bourboulon’s two-parter, which has allowed France to direct a just – and realist – adaptation of Dumas’ tale, is one of the very best modern book-to-film iterations we’ve seen in ages. And its first installment, D’Artagnan, is also the best part one of …

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