Category: film reviews

reviews about films and shorts

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(500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb’s debut film accurately captures the sheer stupidity that comes with falling for someone, even when they might not be the right one for you.

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+1 (American Film)

For a film with advertising that plays out like something that looks like an immense party movie, +1 actually rises to be more than just that.

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12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen’s film deserves as much praise and discussion as it does cricism for serving as a brilliant and harrowing depiction of Northup’s years of enslavement bleeding together as he loses track of his past

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127 Hours

After his crowning as Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle is back with 127 Hours, the story of Aron Ralston, the man whose arm gets trapped under a rock in the middle of nowhere for five days.

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13 Assassins

13 Assassins is Takashi Miike’s remake of the 1963 version, that follows a group of samurai that are sent to kill the Shogun’s half-brother.

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14 Blades

14 Blades is an action adventure drama starring Donnie Yen as a Jinyi Wei rogue guardian being persecuted by the exiled Prince Qing, plotting to usurp state power.

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1911 Revolution

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, as well as the 100th film in Jackie Chan’s filmography, Chan took not only the starring role in this historical drama, but he also co-directed the film, produced it and even did the stunt coordination.

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21 Jump Street

2012’s 21 Jump Street isn’t exactly faithful to the 1987 television series given that one is a drama and the other a comedy. However, the 2012 film adaptation works well enough on its own thanks to Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

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22 Jump Street

Jenko and Schmidt go undercover as college students and try to locate the supplier of a drug that killed a student photographed buying it on campus.