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  • The Silent Partner
  • Uptight
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  • Squid Game

    ★★½

  • La Promesse

    ★★★½

  • Rosetta

    ★★★½

  • if....

    ★★★★½

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  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★½

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

    One dimensional in a lot of ways, the bad guys are very bad, the good guys are -- well they're kind of horrible.

    Sometimes the film, to keep you engaged in its one dimensional themes, a lot like a Gaspar Noe movie, will show some horrific brutality to shock you into caring, although the acting in a lot of these scenes is very questionable, from presumably fresh faced actors as I've never seen most of them.

    For example, a native…

  • Shadows

    Shadows

    ★★★★

    John Cassavetes' freshman attempt at film-making is rough around the edges, with severe technical issues and a piggy bank budget it doesn't hide being his directorial debut.

    Looking past those issues and the messiness of it you can see what Cassavete's was trying to get at, there's a heart to this film and its performances where you can tell that everyone involved cared about it.

    I've heard the actors used a lot of improvisation for scenes, which I could feel…

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    Us

    I've got 5/5 on it

  • Swing Kids

    Swing Kids

    Turns out the true tragedy of the holocaust was not being able to dance.

    The best part is that it's completely serious in tone, while other movies like 'Schindler's List' or 'Life is Beautiful' covered the horror and brutality going on inside of the concentration camps, or maybe some films such as 'Sophie's Choice', 'Europa Europa', or 'Au revoir les enfants' focused directly in on character's whose lives were affected outside of the barbed wire fences of one of the camps - this movie completely ignores that to bring you Footloose set in Nazi Germany.