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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Rebecca – 1940

Winner of Best Picture almost 80 years ago, this Hitchcock film is one of his best and is arguably the one that gained him international recognition. The film follows a young woman (Joan Fontaine) who meets and marries Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier), a rich widower who is seeking companionship following the recent death of […]

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The Villainess – 2017

South Korea has turned out a lot of great action films, most recently a revenge thriller called The Villainess. The film follows a pregnant widow who, after taking out a building full of criminals, is recruited into a secret agency of assassins. The film makes a lot of turns and finds her being hunted by […]

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Lady Macbeth – 2016

There is something interesting about sociopaths. I can’t say that they are compelling or entertaining, but there is something curious about them. Lady Macbeth follows a repressed wife who begins a torrid affair that ultimately turns to murder when it is discovered. Florence Pugh plays the adulterous wife who finds herself struggling with her murderous […]

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