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  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★

    "Wolves don't kill unlucky deer. They kill the weak ones."

    Writer/Actor turned directors are deeply influenced by directors they have worked with. It's a good thing his previous collaborators were Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie. The movie share many traits with Hell or High Water for which he was the writer. Sheridan lacks the dynamics and the intensity of Villenueve, but he did succeed in making the locale a character in the movie. The icy cold, vast, empty plains remain…

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★½

    "It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver"

    Atomic Blonde can't help but invite comparisons with John Wick, they share a genre, a director, and a lot of style elements. But this comparison doesn't help the Blonde, one of the primary reason is that she takes a very long time to get Atomic.

    The story also lacks the simple emotional thrust. Though it starts with our heroine, Lorraine Broughton, mourning the loss of a loved one that never really…

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  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    "I assure you, the stories you hear about this man, if nothing else, has been watered down."

    John Wick Chapter 2 treats it's title character as a legend. The movie does attempt to revisit the humanizing elements that made us root for the character in the first outing, but doesn't add anything itself. This time John has to delve deeper in this highly structured and stylized criminal world, to payback a debt he owed to the Camorra. John Wick wants…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    " If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?"

    What if the Aliens arrived and waited for us to make the first move. What if they just arrive and hover, there isn't a genre for that. Instead we have alien invasion, a world united against the threat of eradication. But even in those movies, the general reaction was that of reserved welcome (which always turned out to be a huge mistake).…