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The Rental review – predictable cabin-in-the-woods scares | Horror films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The Rental review – predictable cabin-in-the-woods scares | Horror films” Initial high hopes are dashed at the third-act stage of this disappointing cabin-in-the-woods horror-mystery in which actor Dave Franco (brother of James) makes his directorial debut, co-writing with mumblecore film-maker Joe Swanberg. Two couples rent an ocean-front beach …

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The Little Things review – Denzel Washington killer thriller is a big mess | Denzel Washington

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The Little Things review – Denzel Washington killer thriller is a big mess | Denzel Washington” There’s a self-serious portent to the drab serial killer thriller The Little Things, a smug sense of grandiosity informing us that it’s not only more substantial than the average stalk-n-stab schlock, but …

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Palmer review – Justin Timberlake aims for redemption in familiar drama | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Palmer review – Justin Timberlake aims for redemption in familiar drama | Film” Within the first 15 or so minutes of Apple TV+’s Palmer, something clicks in, a feeling of overwhelming familiarity, an inner voice quietly realising, “Ohhh, it’s that movie.” In this particular instance, that movie being …

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Summer of ’72 review – tame boy-meets-psychiatric-patient romance | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Summer of ’72 review – tame boy-meets-psychiatric-patient romance | Film” “She might be crazy, or she might be the sanest person I’ve ever met.” Some cringingly obvious lines really lower the tone of this deep south melodrama (released in the US last year with the title Tuscaloosa). It’s …

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Heroes Don’t Die review – reincarnation mystery is on life support | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Heroes Don’t Die review – reincarnation mystery is on life support | Film” Heroes Don’t Die is the second recent film – after Quentin Dupieux’s absurdist Deerskin, also due in the UK in 2021 – in which French high-flyer Adèle Haenel gets behind a camera to soothe a …

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Dark Whispers review: eclectic, unsettling anthology of horror shorts from 10 female directors | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Dark Whispers review: eclectic, unsettling anthology of horror shorts from 10 female directors | Film” A book can crack open a whole new world for the reader. In the case of Australia’s all-female-directed horror film anthology, Dark Whispers, a mysterious ancestral book left upon a mother’s passing to …

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The White Tiger review – gripping adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s class parable | Drama films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The White Tiger review – gripping adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s class parable | Drama films” Powered by a surging, impatient energy and a bracing undercurrent of spite, Ramin Bahrani’s version of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 Booker prize-winning novel is one of the more successful literary adaptations of recent years. …

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Baby Done review – Rose Matafeo carries tinder-dry pregnancy comedy | Comedy films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Baby Done review – Rose Matafeo carries tinder-dry pregnancy comedy | Comedy films” A chirpy, good-natured pregnancy comedy from New Zealand, Baby Done is carried by a no-nonsense performance from standup comedian Rose Matafeo. She plays Zoe, a professional tree surgeon who is completely unprepared for her unplanned …

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‘Notturno’ Is Not Journalism, But Gianfranco Rosi’s Movie Investigates the Heart of the Middle East

‘Notturno’ Is Not Journalism, But Gianfranco Rosi’s Movie Investigates the Heart of the Middle East

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘Notturno’ Is Not Journalism, But Gianfranco Rosi’s Movie Investigates the Heart of the Middle East ” Gianfranco Rosi’s Notturno (“Nocturne”) was filmed over the course of three years, during the director’s travels through war zones in the Middle East. It is, in so many ways, a film …

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