Movie Review: Hypnotic (2023)
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Genre: Fantasy Mystery Thriller   Director: Robert Rodriguez   Starring: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, William Fichtner   Running Time: 94 minutes   Synopsis: Austin Police Detective Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck) is still traumatized by the unsolved kidnapping of his young daughter. Danny and his partner Nicks (J.D. Pardo) respond to a tip about an impending bank robbery and experience the immense mind control powers of the evil Dellrayne (William Fichtner). Danny seeks the help of fortune teller Diana Cruz (Alice Braga), and starts to believe Dellrayne's cr ..read more
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Movie Review: Marlowe (2022)
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20h ago
Genre: Crime Drama Neo-Noir   Director: Neil Jordan   Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston   Running Time: 109 minutes   Synopsis: In Los Angeles of 1939, private detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is hired by the married and wealthy Clare Cavendish (Diana Kruger) to find her missing lover Nico Petersen. Marlowe's investigation leads him to Floyd Hanson (Danny Huston), manager of the exclusive Corbata Club; Clare's retired movie star mother Dorothy Quincannon (Jessica Lange); studio boss O'Reilly; mob ..read more
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Movie Review: The Champ (1979)
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20h ago
Genre: Drama   Director: Franco Zeffirelli   Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroeder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Elisha Cook Jr., Strother Martin, Joan Blondell   Running Time: 122 minutes   Synopsis: In Florida, Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) is a retired former boxing champion, now frequently drunk, addicted to gambling, and reduced to working as a racetrack horse walker. Billy is nevertheless idolized by his eight year-old son TJ (Ricky Schroeder), who calls his Dad "the Champ". Billy's ex-wife Annie (Faye Dunaway) had abandoned the family whe ..read more
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Movie Review: The Zone Of Interest (2023)
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Genre: Drama   Director: Jonathan Glazer   Starring: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller   Running Time: 105 minutes   Synopsis: The setting is Poland during World War Two. Auschwitz concentration camp commandant Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel), his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller), and their children live right outside the camp's perimeter fence. They go about their daily lives, the camp atrocities barely registering on their routines. Höss's efficiency is noticed by his superiors and he receives orders to relocate to a higher command, causing tension w ..read more
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Movie Review: Road House (2024)
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5d ago
Genre: Action   Director: Doug Liman   Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Conor McGregor   Running Time: 121 minutes   Synopsis: Former mixed martial arts competitor Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) accepts a job as a bouncer at a Road House eatery in the Florida Keys. He soon tangles with local goon Dell (JD Pardo), who is causing nightly chaos so that owner Frankie (Jessica Williams) sells out to corrupt land developer Ben Brandt (Billy Magnussen). Dalton starts a romance with emergency room doctor Ellie (Daniela Melchior), but on ..read more
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Movie Review: American Fiction (2023)
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5d ago
Genre: Drama Comedy   Director: Cord Jefferson   Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Erika Alexander, John Ortiz, Adam Brody, Issa Rae, Stirling L. Brown   Running Time: 117 minutes   Synopsis: Dr. Thelonious "Monk" Ellison (Jeffrey Wright) is a black professor and author, labouring in obscurity because he does not care to write about black issues. Close to burn out, he spends time with his family in Massachusetts, where successive health crises strike his sister Lisa (Tracee Ellis Ross) and mother Agnes (Leslie Uggams). Monk starts a ro ..read more
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Movie Review: Hardcore (1979)
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Genre: Drama   Director: Paul Schrader   Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley   Running Time: 108 minutes   Synopsis: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jake Van Dorn (George C. Scott) is a successful business owner and a conservative Calvinist. His daughter Kristen departs to a church-organized summer camp in the Los Angeles area, but then disappears. With the police disinterested, Jake hires private detective Mast (Peter Boyle), who uncovers evidence Kristen has entered the pornography trade. Jake travels to Los Angeles to pursue leads, and ..read more
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Movie Review: The Big Combo (1955)
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5d ago
Genre: Police Procedural Noir   Director: Joseph H. Lewis   Starring: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman  Running Time: 88 minutes   Synopsis: Police Lieutenant Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) is determined to arrest arrogant criminal Mr. Brown (Richard Conte), a key financier in the Combination syndicate. Brown's crew consists of aging second-in-command Joe (Brian Donlevy) and henchmen Fante and Mingo (Lee Van Cleef and Earl Holliman). Diamond enjoys the company of showgirl Rita (Helene Stanton), but secr ..read more
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Movie Review: The Main Event (1979)
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Genre: Romantic Comedy   Director: Howard Zieff   Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Patti D'Arbanville   Running Time: 112 minutes   Synopsis: Perfume executive Hillary Kramer (Barbra Streisand) is embezzled out of all her wealth, except her tax write-off ownership contract for boxer Eddie "Kid Natural" Scanlon (Ryan O'Neal). They immediately clash when Hillary finds Eddie cashing her cheques but retired from boxing and operating a dingy driving school. To make some money she has to convince him to get back in the ring, but Eddie is in no ..read more
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Movie Review: Wicker Park (2004)
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Genre: Romantic Drama Mystery   Director: Paul McGuigan   Starring: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne   Running Time: 114 minutes   Synopsis: In Chicago, advertising executive Matt Simon (John Hartnett) is engaged to his boss' sister Rebecca (Jessica Paré) and about to head to China on a business trip. But at a restaurant he overhears the voice of his ex-girlfriend Lisa (Diane Kruger). They had initially met two years prior when he worked at a video equipment store, and were deeply in love when she inexplicably dropped out of his life. Now ..read more
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