Monkey Man Movie Review - Dev Patel

‘Monkey Man’ Movie Review: The Aggressive Stunt Thriller Lands All Its Punches

Dev Patel exploded into global consciousness in Slumdog Millionaire, the 2008 British smash hit that opened the Western world’s eyes to the cinematic possibilities within India. Since then, Mr. Patel’s roles have largely been in Western films with an Indian setting – the two Marigold Hotel movies, the biopic Lion, and a few thrillers. But even in …

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One Life Movie Review - Anthony Hopkins

‘One Life’ Movie Review: Timeless Tribute to Heroism and Humanity

In 2023, we saw a movie based on the Holocaust taking the world by storm. Yes, we are talking about Jonathan Glazer’s haunting masterpiece, The Zone of Interest. It gave a very different perspective about an event that changed the world. Now, months later, we have another project revolving around the Holocaust. James Hawes’ One …

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All Shall Be Well Interview with Ray Yeung

‘All Shall Be Well’ Interview with Ray Yeung

In 2020, Ray Yeung’s film Suk Suk (Twilight’s Kiss) was nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards, with lead actor Tai-Bo taking home Best Actor. However, due to the pandemic, the film never found international audiences. Now, four years later, Yeung hopes to bring his next feature, All Shall Be Well, to more audiences this time around. The film …

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One Life Movie Review with Anthony Hopkins

‘One Life’ Review: Anthony Hopkins in an Emotionally Satisfying Biopic

Specific true-life stories demand the big-screen cinematic treatment. In some cases, those true stories can go on to earn Academy awards (Braveheart, Schindlers List). In other cases, some films can dishonor those stories’ legacies. Adapting those stories can be some of the most challenging films to make. The story of the …

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2024 Oscars Winners List: ‘Oppenheimer’ Triumphs with 7 Awards; Emma Stone, Cillian Murphy take top acting honors

Christopher Nolan’s biographical epic Oppenheimer dominated the 96th Academy Awards, securing victory in seven categories. The film claimed the coveted title of Best Picture, while Christopher Nolan earned the Best Director award. Cillian Murphy took home the Best Actor, and Robert Downey Jr. received the accolade for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, Oppenheimer triumphed in technical categories, winning trophies for Cinematography, Film …

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A review of the animated film Robot Dreams, written and directed by Pablo Berger.

‘Robot Dreams’ Review: Simple, Precise, & Profound Visual Storytelling

Isaac Asimov was a Russian science fiction writer who died in the early 1990s. He wrote extensively about the future and discussed AI and robots in many of his stories. Much of his work was written before our modern world of robot vacuum cleaners and self-driving cars, but much of Asimov’s …

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How to Have Sex Movie Review - Molly Manning Walker and Mia McKenna - Bruce

‘How to Have Sex’ Captures the Joy and Horror of Being Sixteen

Content warning: How to Have Sex and this review touches on the subjects of sexual assault. Please approach both with caution if this topic is triggering for you.  I heard very little about Molly Manning Walker’s debut film, How to Have Sex, so I went into it without many preconceptions. What I got …

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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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Shoplifters Movie Review - KORE-EDA HIROKAZU

‘Shoplifters’ Review: Kore-eda’s Clear Vision Makes a Remarkable Movie

Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese language film directed, written, and edited by the amazing Hirokazu Kore-eda. The movie tells the story of a found family that relies on shoplifting to survive a life of poverty.  One thing I love the most about Shoplifters is how it focuses on found families. This family is built …

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About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne) Review

About Dry Grasses Review: Turkish Character Study Unveiling the Human Soul

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been a force to be reckoned with in Turkish cinema. In 2008, the filmmaker stunned everyone with his film Three Monkeys (Üç Maymun), for which he won the Best Director accolade at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Three years later, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da) made everyone …

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The Color Purple Review

‘The Color Purple’ is a Vibrant Musical About Resilience and Strength (Review)

It’s not every day that you walk away from a movie feeling moved in ways you weren’t expecting when you started it. At least, that’s been the experience for me. However, 2023 was filled with movies that impacted me in ways that I can only begin to describe, which is …

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Wonka Movie Review

‘Wonka’ Movie Review

The original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie from 1971 was a bit of an anomaly. Sometimes, when a film’s elements come together in just the right time and place, it is something akin to lightning striking. This process cannot be predicted, duplicated, or repeated, at least not easily. The …

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Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Movie Review

If you were to do a Family Feud-style survey and ask a hundred people who the greatest movie director of all time is, you undoubtedly would get Alfred Hitchcock’s name on the board. Steven Spielberg would be up there, possibly even Stanley Kubrick as well. I cannot say where he would place, but without much doubt, Martin …

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This is a banner for a review of The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos. It features Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

Review: ‘The Lobster’ by Lanthimos is a nearly perfect absurdist dry comedy

The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, is the most interesting film regarding modern relationships. It takes a look at dating and gives it a dystopian twist. The film is an absurdist dry comedy set in an alternative world where single people go to a place called The Hotel. …

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This is a banner for the 96th Annual Academy Awards.

How to watch the 96th Annual Academy Award nominations

The Oscars are coming. At least the nominations are, that is. On Tuesday, January 23, at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the 96th Annual Academy Awards nominees will be announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid are announcing, and we at Movies We Texted About hope that Quaid brings a little bit of Bradward …

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This is a an image for a film review of Origin, by Ava DuVernay.

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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