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  • Alien³

    Alien³

    ★★★½

    Again, after the previous movie, Ripley survives the alien horror and goes into cryosleep to be shot into the great wide vastness of space. However, it seems a xenomorph smuggled itself onboard causing the lifepod to crash on a prison planet. And so it rebegins.

    There's a lot being said about this third entry of the Alien franchise. Production and storywise problems, different writers, all ending up to the debut of one of the most stylish directors still at work,…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    Two soldiers on a quest to save thousands of lives with time and some Germans as their main enemy. From the first foot they set towards their task we follow them, seemingly in one take but obviously with the cuts meticulously hidden throughout, through the trenches, in the tunnels, towards the battlefield and a totally destructed village ending where the message needs to be delivered.

    We're onto them literally, like flies buzzing around them, or sneaking behind them as they…

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  • Blood River

    Blood River

    ★★★

    A young couple, driving through the desert. She's pregnant, and they're on their way to her parents. They drive past a lonesome wanderer and see him again in a roadside motel where we 'get to know him'. After their car suffers from a blowout they walk to an abandoned town and guess who's coming to rescue them.

    Telling more will ruin the story, but be prepared for lots of dialogue with a religious tone under a scorching heat. The atmosphere…

  • 21 Bridges

    21 Bridges

    ★★★

    That has been a while, an old school cop chase movie after ex military men do the drug bust of their lives. Unfortunately they're not the only ones after the drugs...
    Ticking all the usual boxes, this is pretty entertaining throughout thanks to some exciting action and shooting scenes, and an endearing performance of Boseman. The plot plays out just exactly as expected, but it didn't really hamper the experience so worth giving a shot (pun intended).

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  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★★★

    Talk about movies you will not forget having seen them a decade ago, well, this is a perfect example.
    A truly mesmerizing experience, which gets more and more uncomfortable as it progresses.
    Forget the slashers with axes, true horror, that's surgeons with scalpels.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's very rare that you hear a song for the first time that immediately drags you in, music- and lyricswise. But here, this is the case with the opening song. A guy playing the guitar. Heavenly voice. Smoke is blown, drinks are drunk. Eyes and ears glued to the screen.
    And so it continues.

    It's obviously a Coen's world, inhabited by stylishly sharp-dressed and sharp-humored men, scattered with awesome dialogue.

    You know, it's about a musician. Those guys who, when…