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Okja: Unsophisticated issue-led propaganda

My only other exposure to writer/director Joon-ho Bong’s work is cli-fi Snowpiercer. While the Chris Evans science fiction flick had environmental issues as a backdrop to a tense thriller, Okja is entirely about the cruelties of the meat industry at ...

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Life: Be careful what you search for

Here is a review of Life in one sentence: an unacknowledged Alien reboot where the humans bring the alien on board deliberately. Once you know the premise of this film, you know exactly how it will play out. There is ...

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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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