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Force Majeure

A Swedish family, holidaying at an Alpine ski resort, eat lunch on a restaurant’s balcony overlooking the slopes. As they settle in, a controlled avalanche hurtles toward the resort. The crowd at the restaurant panics and as mother Ebba moves ...

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CHAPPiE: An AI gangsta with a heart of gold

Since Neill Blomkamp’s stellar debut, District 9 (2009), he has continued to be an active voice in science fiction cinema. While Elyisum (2013), with it’s heavy handed moralistic metaphors, was a disappointment (knowing Blomkamp was capable of producing so much ...

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Sitting in the darkened cinema watching Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), I continued to have the same thought rolling through my mind over and over again: ‘This is brilliant.’ With each new plot twist my smile widened. I ...

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Horns: The devil has claimed you!

Every now and then a film comes along with an original idea (yes, ignoring the fact that it was an adaptation of a book for now). Hollywood is a sausage factory of samey films, with studios apprehensive of taking risks ...

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Nightcrawler: If it bleeds, it leads…

Tales of the morally superior are overdone. As are stories of someone in a bad place, who makes bad decisions, finding a turning point in their lives and realizing the error of their ways. And then there’s stories of antiheroes. Nightcrawler takes ...

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