Month: December 2019

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Iron Monkey (1993): A Martial Arts Movie Worth Watching From Donnie Yen

A doctor fights the corrupt authorities as a masked Robin Hood hero. Even while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt for him. If one…

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Film Review: Colin Firth in “The Mercy”

The prestige biopic can seem a pretty bolted-down genre in terms of narrative possibility, but that’s not to say it provides a uniform audience experience:…

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A profoundly moving, painfully topical drama: Rosie 

Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, directed from a script by Roddy Doyle, is difficult to try and pigeonhole. It’s at once an authentic family drama, a heart-wrenchingly…

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Seven Swords 2005: An Martial Arts Epic Movie Adapted From The Famous Novel Of The Same Name

Leading into its release in the fall of 2005 Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords was one of the most anticipated films of the year. One that many felt…

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“Paul, Apostle Of Christ” Looks Great, But Needed A Rewrite

When watching “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” viewers will be well-served to remember St. Paul’s words to the early Corinthian Christians: “But God chose what is…

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Is A Witty And Dark Trip

Extracurricular Activities is a 2019 American Comedy Thriller directed by Jay Lowi and written by Bob Sáenz. In it, a mature, intelligent high school student…

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“Padmaavat”: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Boring Film Doesn’t Do Justice To Deepika Padukone

The creation and eventual release of Padmaavat may well make for a more dramatic and impassioned tale than the film itself. The offscreen narrative is…

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Donnie Yen Is Coming Back in IP Man 4

If ain’t broke, don’t fix it! That seems to be the theory with the very popular martial arts franchise Ip Man (Diep Van) at this point,…

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Death and Glory in Changde: One of the best movies about Sino-Japanese War

Set in 1943, late in the WWII period in China. A brave KMT army division stationed in Changde city. A strategic garrison in Northwest Hunan…

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The Movie Joker Is Coming Back to IMAX Theaters for 1 Week Only

Joker is heading back to IMAX theaters for a one-week only engagement. Warner Bros. has decided to try and further capitalize on what has already been…

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