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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Original Title: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Year of Release: 2019
    Genres: Comedy; Historical Drama; Crime; Action; Western
    Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Writer: Quentin Tarantino
    Main Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damon Herriman, Lorenza Izzo

    Using "Once Upon a Time" in the title of your film can be very deceiving. While some consider it…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Original Title: Gisaengchung
    Year of Release: 2019
    Genres: Dark Comedy; Drama; Thriller
    Director: Bong Joon-ho
    Writers: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won, Kim Dae-hwan
    Main Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Chang Hyae-jin, Jung Zi-so, Jung Hyeon-jun

    There comes a time in a director’s life where, after having made some movies, they finally tackle a project that they were born to make. Parasite is Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece, a word that I do not use lightly.…

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  • The Changeling

    The Changeling

    ★★★½

    Original Title: The Changeling
    Year of Release: 1980
    Genres: Horror
    Director: Peter Medak
    Writers: Diana Maddox, William Gray, Russell Hunter
    Main Cast: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse, Madeleine Sherwood, Helen Burns, Eric Christmas, Frances Hyland

    Classic haunted house story elevated by superb low-key scares and great performances by C. Scott and Van Devere. The Changeling is definitely stronger in its first half, a gradual buildup that something is amiss in the house, with visuals that…

  • Eternity and a Day

    Eternity and a Day

    ★★★★½

    Original Title: Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα
    Year of Release: 1998
    Genres: Drama
    Director: Theo Angelopoulos
    Writers: Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris
    Main Cast: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

    Absolutely wonderful! Eternity and a Day is a deeply meditative film, a tale of rediscovering the beauty of living when death gets nearer, a melancholy look on growing old and thinking about the life that has passed. Angelopoulos is a true genius of a director, and the shots that…

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  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★½

    Original Title: Dragged Across Concrete
    Year of Release: 2018
    Genres: Crime; Thriller; Drama; Dark Comedy
    Director: S. Craig Zahler
    Writer: S. Craig Zahler
    Main Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White

    Zahler continues to impress as writer-director, delivering a third feature film that is grand in scope (sometimes to a fault) and engaging from beginning to end. The multiple storylines are analyzed in great detail before bringing them together in the explosive third act, crafting compelling and…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Right now I got to tell you about the fabulous, most groovy experience of the year:

    74th Venice Film Festival. The man himself, Edgar Wright, was a member of the main jury. Knowing that, I set out immediately to see him, and on my first day (August 30th) I saw him with the rest of the jury members (including Annette Benning and Rebecca Hall). I was stunned, and stood still, with my mouth wide open. I thought it could never…