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  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★½

    Original Title: Dragged Across Concrete
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Crime; Thriller; Drama; Dark Comedy
    Director: S. Craig Zahler
    Writer: S. Craig Zahler
    Main Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White

    Zahler continues to impress as writer-director, delivering a third feature film that is grand in scope (sometimes to a fault) and engaging from beginning to end. The multiple storylines are analyzed in great detail before bringing them together in the explosive third act, crafting compelling and…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Original Title: Suspiria
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Horror; Supernatural Thriller
    Director: Luca Guadagnino
    Writer: David Kajganich; Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi (based on the original screenplay)
    Main Cast: Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz

    The film is horror, but far from a commercial one: this is an auteur film made by someone who loves to sprinkle little clues during his films that are bound to left even the smartest and most awake of viewers confused by the…

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★½

    Original Title: Ant-Man and the Wasp
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Action Comedy; Sci-Fi
    Director: Peyton Reed
    Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, Paul Rudd
    Main Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, T.I., David Dastmalchian

    Say whatever you want, but Ant-Man and the Wasp having an average of 3.4 on Letterboxd and 7.2 on IMdB is clear of the Marvel…

  • Footsteps

    Footsteps

    Original Title: Footsteps
    Year of Release: 2006
    Genres: Thriller; Crime; Drama
    Director: Gareth Evans
    Writer: Gareth Evans
    Main Cast: Nicholas Bool, Mads Koudal, Jared Morgan, Emma Powell, Solitaire Mouneimne, Richard Jones, Sarah Lloyd

    Proof that you can become a critically acclaimed, absolutely fantastic director, and still have a feature debut be absolute garbage! An ambitious, even pretentious, indie crime thriller that has cheap cinematography and effects, terrible acting, a story that is borderline non-existent, and atrocious sound design (how come…

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Right now I got to tell you about the fabulous, most groovy experience of the year:

    74th Venice Film Festival. The man himself, Edgar Wright, was a member of the main jury. Knowing that, I set out immediately to see him, and on my first day (August 30th) I saw him with the rest of the jury members (including Annette Benning and Rebecca Hall). I was stunned, and stood still, with my mouth wide open. I thought it could never…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★★

    Of all the movies that are premiering here at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, this is the one I was most excited about. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance set during the Cold War.

    The undeniable star of the film has to be del Toro’s crew: the makeup and special effects used to bring the creature to life…