Article Tag Archives: movie

  1. Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

    CAPSULE: Michelle is leading a normal life until she’s in a car accident and wakes up in an underground cell that, as she is told, was why she survived the end of the world outside. She does not know if she should elude her captor or cooperate with the man who saved her life. This […]

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  2. Movie Review: Pay The Ghost (Uli Edel)

    CAPSULE: One Halloween evening literature professor Mike Lawford loses his son at a Halloween carnival. The boy never shows up. For a year Mike looks for his son and tries to find the meaning of the boy’s last words, “Pay the ghost.” After a year of searching without a clue, horrifying images appear to Mike […]

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  3. Movie Review: Time Lapse (Bradley King)

    CAPSULE: Time Lapse offers a nifty little time paradox story. Three people in their early twenties manage an apartment building. They discover that one of the residents has died, leaving a mysterious camera that takes pictures 24 hours into the future. This is a machine that should be able to give them the world if […]

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  4. Movie Review: EX_MACHINA (Alex Garland)

    CAPSULE: EX MACHINA is written and directed by Alex Garland. From the world’s most powerful Internet company, Caleb, a software engineer, has been chosen to spend a week as a guest of Nathan, the company’s reclusive founder. Nathan is a technical and entrepreneurial genius who lives and works at a highly secluded house and lab. […]

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  5. Movie Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)

    No one saw it coming. Kubrick had made substantial changes in cinema previously, but to revolutionize an entire genre and change the state of cinema forever? No one could have guessed. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a film that completely deviates from the style of classic Hollywood cinema and reinvigorates the notion of science-fiction in […]

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  6. Movie Review: Rigor Mortis (Juno Mak)

    CAPSULE: A victory of visual images over plotting, this is Hong Kong director Juno Mak’s premier film and a tribute to Hong Kong horror films from the 1980s. An actor rents a room in a supremely ugly concrete apartment block. His plan is to commit suicide, but the supernatural world is not through with him. […]

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  7. Movie Review: Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)

    CAPSULE: With the depth and complexity of a science fiction novel, Christopher Nolan brings Interstellar to the screen, based on an original screenplay he wrote with his brother Jonathan. As the last-ditch effort of our dying civilization, a mission is sent through a wormhole to another galaxy in an effort to find an Earth-like planet […]

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  8. Movie Review: The House That Dripped Blood (1971-Peter Duffell)

    The House That Dripped Blood is a 1970 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, and Jon Pertwee. The film is a collection of four short stories, all originally written and subsequently scripted by Robert Bloch, linked by the protagonist of each story’s association with the eponymous building.

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  9. Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)

    CAPSULE: Kaiju Noir. With the Japanese franchise on the King of the Monsters in hiatus, the Godzilla character is being loaned to Warner Brothers so that Gareth Edwards can make an American Godzilla film. This is a script whose drama is better than Toho’s usual fare, but audiences may find the new film is dark […]

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  10. Movie Review: The Wind Rises

    Japanese cult animation director Hayao Miyazaki makes his final film before retiring, a fictionalized biography of the aircraft designer who gave Japan the Zero fighter plane. The story is okay, but not really compelling. What is more engaging is the view of life in Japan between the World Wars and Miyazaki’s take on international politics.

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