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Rating of
2/4

The Front Runner

Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/21/19

...hmm, not so much.

I'm losing faith in Jason Reitman as a director and wondering when is he gonna make a great movie again. Hugh Jackman dose his best as always, but needs good materiel to earn him any award recognition.

Rating of
3.5/4

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Indyfreak - wrote on 03/20/19
Best Spidey since Spider Man Two 15 years ago!

This is also the best animated superhero movie since the 1st Incredibles movie which incidentally enough was also FIFTEEN years ago. It outshines the official Incredibles sequel released the exact same year. INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE puts half of the live action Spider-Man movies to shame. It embraces the mythology; comments on the popularity; and even pokes a little fun at the absurdity of Marvel Comics' most popular character and one of comics' most enduring icons.
The dazzling animation is …

Rating of
1.5/4

Robin Hood (2018)

Indyfreak - wrote on 03/20/19
Just call it Hood cuz that's his name in the film.

The latest attempt to revive the classic Hollywood swashbuckler fails to hit the bullseye. Otto Bathurst's ROBIN HOOD is not quite as awful as the horrific trainwreck that was Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But it's still a messy slog to get through.
The sad part is that the casting for the leads is not awful. Taron Egerton is a solid fit for the noble outlaw, displaying the cocky charm and sly wit that made him a star in the Kingsman movies. Ben Mendelsohn can play movie …

Rating of
3/4

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Rod - wrote on 03/09/19

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" has a bad-ass story presented with so much intimacy and well-timed humor. Melissa McCarthy and Richard Grant definitely had great showing in this film. As a frustrated writer, it validates my perception that tragedy causes great stories. Generally a good watch, and now I want to read the book.

Rating of
2.5/4

Bouncer, The ( Lukas )

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/06/19
A gritty movie with JC Van Damme.



If something happens to my daughter I’ll kill you.
You and your boss.

Just when you think that an icon such as Jean-Claude Van Damme is becoming a caricature of himself and in danger of sinking into oblivion, he surprises you with such a part as in this film. The “Muscles from Brussels” got under my skin with his integer and sensitive acting. No bulging muscles and a long stretched primal cry accompanied by a grimace. He already demonstrated this in the 90s extensively. The years he …

Rating of
2.5/4

Overlord (2018)

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/04/19
Entertaining but not what I expected



The German doctor, he believes the tar in the ground
has some kind of a power.
He calls it his science.
But it’s just an excuse to kill us.

When I watched the movie “Trench 11” at the end of last year, I already said this might be the cheaper version of “Overlord“. The starting point was identical. In “Trench 11” it’s a group of soldiers who had to search an abandoned bunker of the Germans. There were rumors the Germans conducted experiments there. The Germans tried to fabricate a …

Rating of
3/4

A Star is Born (2018)

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/25/19
A Star is Born - Review

"Maybe it's time to let the old ways die."

'A Star Is Born' is a depressing look on love, drugs and rock n roll, but will occasionally stumble into some cliche moments with the main message shooting itself in the foot. I mean, the whole "if you’re talented, but don’t have anything to say", which is just this movie. Nothing new is said at all. However, as soon as the credits rolled, I was left speechless. A mishmash of emotions that left me drained.

Bradley Cooper is absolutely excellent …

Rating of
3/4

Bohemian Rhapsody

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/25/19

While the film veers from the truth at moments and doesn't take enough risks, you cannot deny the electric performance of Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury nor the effect of the rousing soundtrack. The cast is very strong all around, especially from the trio of Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joseph Mazzello as the fellow Queen band mates. And the Live Aid conclusion is as good as things get. While it may not be the strongest biopic, it's still a fantastic feature that will certainly rock …

Rating of
1/4

The Favourite

FilmCrave User - wrote on 01/23/19
Very odd costume drama, a parody perhaps

Very odd fim. A costume drama, with eleborate costumes, as you would expect,, but little lies underneath. The cotume designers clearly had a field day with tight corsets, crinolines and elborate wigs for the men; while the women are beautifully coiffed and clean, difficult, one would have thought, for the early 18th century. The settings are filmed voluptuously: great carved four poster beds, wooden floors, walls hung with fine tapestries. There are long corridors, lit at night by vast arrays …

Rating of
4/4

The Favourite

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/07/19

"You smell like a ninety-six year old French whore's vajuju."

Imagine Barry Lyndon, but more funnier and gayer.

I've seen this movie a few days ago and when reflecting back at certain scenes I still chuckle.

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are great as always, but Nicholas Hoult and Olivia Colman are both absolutely terrific.

Everything from a technical stand point is masterful. Yorgos Lanthimos has yet to make a bad movie or even an average one.

One of the best of 2018.

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