The Invisible Man – 2020

Originality: Ever since it was first written in 1897, the original story by H.G. Wells has offered unlimited possibilities through the idea of being invisible, but with the unforeseen consequence of losing one’s sanity as a result. This new treatment modernizes the story and uses it as an effective cautionary tale about domestic violence and […]

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Balloon – 2020

Originality: To escape from East Germany into the West was the dream of most freethinking Germans and this film highlights a real-life escape attempt by a family who has sewn their own hot air balloon. This film is well-written, even if it has several flourishes for dramatic effect, but these do a good job of […]

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Parasite – 2019

Originality: To describe this film as being extremely original would be an understatement. This is one of the most unique films I’ve ever seen and there was very little about it that I saw coming. I was genuinely shocked by the twist that came halfway through the movie and I can safely say that this […]

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The Foreigner – 2017

Jackie Chan is an international icon. His roles in both Chinese and American cinema has cemented his status as a master of the martial arts film and of his talent as an actor. Here he plays Quan Ngoc Minh a Chinese immigrant living in England with his daughter. When his daughter is killed he goes […]

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The Silence of the Lambs – 1991

Hannibal Lecter is one of the most famous villains of all time and his portrayal here by Anthony Hopkins is easily the greatest performance of the nineties. But as great as Hopkins is, this is not his film and the burden falls on Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling to carry the film. Fortunately, Foster is more […]

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Molly’s Game – 2017

Aaron Sorkin is, arguably, the best screenwriter ever. His ability to make his characters witty and sarcastic while still conveying their message intelligently is truly a gift. He is well-known for the walk and talk where his characters espouse massive amounts of information while moving around the scene. His latest venture is Molly’s Game, with […]

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