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  • First Man movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: First Man Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll,Kyle Chandler, Pablo Schreiber, Director: Damien Chazelle Rating: * * * * The global village is well aware of Uncle Sam’s triumphant race to the moon. ( All those poems we read as children will never be the same again) But few know of the tragedies…

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  • A Star Is Born movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: A Star Is Born Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay Director: Bradley Cooper Rating: * * * * * Bradley Cooper is intense, handsome, brooding, and heartbreakingly endearing shows what a star is made of. Ditto Lady Ga Ga who is vulnerable, tough, perceptive, and hugely talented. Both shine in…

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  • Venom movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Venom Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Willians, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate Director: Ruben Fleischer Rating: * * * A pastiche of Ridley Scott’s Alien and Robert Lous Stevenson’s classic novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which has made it to the screen in various avatars, Venom traverses the travails of a man whose…

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  • Peppermint movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Peppermint Cast: Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr, Jeff Hephner, Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonze, Cailey Fleming Director: Pierre Morel Rating * * * It’s interesting how the winsome Jennifer Garner plays an assassin in films and TV serials like the spy-actioner ALIAS where she sports a variety of disguises as a spook….

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  • The Equalizer 2 movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: The Equalizer 2 Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman Director: Antoine Fuqua Rating: * * * Intense and riveting, Antoine Fuqua’s sequel about an intelligence officer turned vigilante has your reviewer wanting the third instalment at the earliest. Washington reprises his role as Robert McCall from the 2014 thriller,…

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  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: House with a clock in its walls Cast: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Sunny Suljic, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Lorenza Uzzo Director: Eli Roth Rating: *** When a film-maker with a penchant for over the top violence veers into another genre, there’s hope for cinegoers. Even so, horrormeister Eli Roth stays true…

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    The Predator movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: The Predator Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn,Yvonne Strahovski, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera Director Shane Black Rating: * * * Writer/director/actor Shane Black’s Predator is a disjointed albeit spirited narrative of sustained violence. If Black had wanted to evoke John McTiernan’s 1987 original in…

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    The Predator movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: The Predator Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Yvonne Strahovski, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera Director: Shane Black Rating: * * * Writer/director/actor Shane Black’s Predator is a disjointed albeit spirited narrative of sustained violence. If Black had wanted to evoke John McTiernan’s 1987 original…

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  • The Nun movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: The Nun Cast: Damian Birchir, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet Director: Corin Hardy Rating: * * * Like the NYC building positioned over the gateway between our world and hell in Jeffrey Konvitz’s novel The Sentinel, the erstwhile castle of a Satan-worshipping Romanian Duke, now housing cloistered nuns, is the setting for this…

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  • Papillon movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Papillon Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Yorick Van Wageningen, Eve Hewson Director: Michael Noer Rating: * * * * Michael Noer’s gritty and intense film is a noteworthy remake of the 1973 prison break classic starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman which was based on the best-selling autobiographical books “Papillon” and “Banco” written by…

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  • Searching movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Searching Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La, Joseph Lee Director: Aneesh Chaganty Rating: * * * * Tech devices like mobile phones, pcs and laptops have featured in short sequences in various movies. In ex-Google employee Aneesh Chaganty’s debut feature, the entire tale is told via devices we use to communicate daily. This…

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  • Mile 22 movie: Review, Cast, Director

    Film: Mile 22 Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais Director: Peter Berg Rating: * * + Horror films aren’t my cup of tea, but spy thrillers are. Which is why, despite the inordinate amount of violence and profanities in Mile 22, the film is still rendered watchable for die-hard fans of the…

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