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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★½

    Original Title: Under the Silver Lake
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Mystery; Thriller; Dark Comedy; Drama
    Director: David Robert Mitchell
    Writer: David Robert Mitchell
    Main Cast: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Jimmi Simpson, Riki Lindhome, Zosia Mamet, Callie Hernandez, Patrick Fischler, Don McManus

    After his 2014 horror cult hit It Follows, David Robert Mitchell is back with Under the Silver Lake, a neo-noir mystery that mixes the meandering style of Thomas Pynchon with the thrills of an Hitchcock film…

  • 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…

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    Rarely do I watch a film and feel like I'm not ready to write a review 24 hours after finishing it. Lars von Trier's latest (probably even last) film is incredibly tense, full of art and philosophy, startlingly beautiful imagery, and terrific editing. A bit too long in some moments, but an overall spellbinding experience for me. I might even need to rewatch this before writing a proper review.

  • The Clovehitch Killer

    The Clovehitch Killer

    ★★★½

    Original Title: The Clovehitch Killer
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Mystery; Drama; Thriller
    Director: Duncan Skiles
    Writer: Christopher D. Ford
    Main Cast: Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty, Brenna Sherman, Lance Chantiles-Wertz

    The biggest strength of The Clovehitch Killer is its direction: with its feature debut, Skiles proves that he is confident of what he is doing, with masterful slow-building tension in certain scenes that channeled the likes of Fincher. The cast does a fine job, with McDemott…

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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…