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  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    ★★

    There is no denying that Zhang Yimou is an extraordinarily talented director who has made gorgeous looking films such as House of Flying Daggers and Hero. His artistic craftsmanship is remarkable, so it comes as no surprise that the set pieces in The Great Wall are gorgeous to look at. The visuals are incredible and the production design looks amazing, but the film is all stlye and no substance. First of all the casting of Matt Damon in the lead…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★

    Instead of feeling like an adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's reveered work in the 90's, Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell feels more like a sequel to Aeon Flux. Instead of getting Charlize Theron to reprise her role for the sequel they decided to go for another blonde to play a brunette: Scarlett Johansson. Ghost in the Shell is so bad that even Aeon Flux would probably be considered a better adaptation of the original Ghost in the Shell anime. It's…

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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…