FlixChatter Review: MORTAL ENGINES (2018)

Review by Vitali Gueron [This review may contain plot details that could be considered spoilers, proceed with caution] When I heard that there was a movie was coming out, produced by The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson, I was naturally excited and expected to be entertained on a massive …

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FlixChatter Review: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

It’s been ten years since Mel Gibson's last directed a film; the violent adventure Apocalypto was a mild success for the controversial actor and director. Many thought that film would be a comeback for Gibson, but then his personal life took another controversial hit and he’s been out of the limelight for a few years. …

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Guest Review: The Dressmaker (2016)

The Dressmaker tells the story of an outwardly successful middle-aged woman named Tilly (Kate Winslet) who returns home to rural Australia, after having been ostracized from the town as a young girl. Most of the small town, including her own mother (Judy Davis), is not pleased to see her back. Regardless, she makes her entrance …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Hotell & Mystery Road

Happy Sunday everyone! We've got a couple more MSPIFF 2014 reviews courtesy of Josh from JJAMES reviews. Hotell (2013) A Swedish film written and directed by Lisa Langseth, Hotell follows Erika (Alica Vikander), a beautiful and pregnant young woman with an almost idyllic life. Already moneyed and apparently successful, she and her husband, Oskar (Simon …

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FlixChatter Review: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is one of those films that transcends film genres — it's a drama, sci-fi, comedy, thriller, all wrapped into one. Based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel, the film follows six nested stories of six characters across time and space, and explores how the characters' lives are connected and somehow influence each other in …

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Hollywood Movie Draft Pitch III: Untitled Sci-Fi by Duncan Jones

As part Anomalous Material's Hollywood Fantasy Draft blog event, I posted my dream cast last week. Now check out the movie pitch below... tentatively titled ... The Renovaré Project (Renovaré is Latin for "to renew" or "to restore") LOGLINE: In the year of 3020, a fraction of the earth population are now living temporarily in …

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Hollywood Fantasy Draft Pitch III: My sci-fi movie’s dream cast

My pal Castor has created quite an addiction with his annual Hollywood Fantasy Draft event. Every year, we movie bloggers get to indulge in our fantasy of creating our own movies with our favorite actors. If you've been reading this blog for a while, chances are you've read my first movie pitch Hearts Want, a …

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Musings on V-for-Vendetta: The Art of Acting Beneath a Mask

I just re-watched V for Vendetta this past weekend. I must've dozed off the first time around as I forgot much about the movie's plot. Set in a dystopian future of Great Britain ruled by a fascist government, it's a fascinating story as the 'hero' is a quintessential terrorist. Morally ambiguous? That's putting it mildly. …

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