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  • The Invisible Guest

    The Invisible Guest

    ★★★

    “Your testimony has holes, and I need details. Plausibility is based on details. I can use them to convince the world that you're innocent.”

    Contratiempo banks on Mario Casas’ star power with Spanish speaking audiences to deliver a gripping “who done it” thriller. This Spanish film directed by Oriol Paulo (The Body) has received a lot of critical praise for its constant twists and surprises. We get several different point of views and throughout the film we’re left with the…

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    ★★½

    “To watch a strong man broken down is a terrible thing.”

    The Birth of a Nation makes a strong statement against racism, but the only problem is that it came a few years after the much successful 12 Years a Slave. McQueen managed to direct a powerful and provocative film that once again put a light on America’s dark history of racial injustice. It did so by being poignant and telling the interesting story of Solomon Northup, a man who…

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★★½

    "Look into my eyes. Look me in the eyes. What do you see? Do you see anything? Nothing. There's nothing. There's nothing. You leave me alone now."

    Danish director, Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration), delivers a powerful and emotionally draining drama that will leave audiences hooked and feeling enraged for what Mads Mikelssen's character goes through in his closely-knit community. It's a film that will resonate with you and stay on your mind long after it's over. Building on Mikelssen's powerful…

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7

    ★★★★

    "This time it ain't just about being fast.”

    James Wan, who is well known for directing horror films (The Conjuring and Saw), took over the seventh film in this franchise replacing Justin Lin who had been sitting on the director’s chair since the third installment. What I found most interesting about this franchise is that it didn’t seem like it was going anywhere after its solid debut in 2001 since the first couple of sequels focused on different characters and…