Blood, gore, and laughter

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The eighth film of Quentin Tarantino could not have a more appropriate name: The H8ful Eight. Within the first few seconds of the movie it is clear that this is a Tarantino film. A slow build-up accompanied by the discernible sounds of music composed by Ennio Morricone. The Hateful Eight, like the previous seven movies, does not […]

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There has been an awakening…

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A long time ago in our very own galaxy, a new film genre emerged. Perhaps not so much a new genre, but instead a unique combination of several genres. Namely, the cowboy-western, the action movie, and the adventure movie crossed paths in a galaxy far, far away; additionally, the location as well as weaponry made […]

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December 22nd, 2015
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Awe-inspiring world of dinosaurs

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The Good Dinosaur is a rollercoaster of emotions, as one should expect from a Pixar creation. Tears of joy and tears of sorrow, if you don’t have at least one of these two flowing while watching this spectacle there is something wrong with you. Plain and simple. I say spectacle, but it is not so […]

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December 4th, 2015
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Frustration, impotence and humiliation in just 8 minutes

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How much exactly can be said in a little over eight minutes? The short film February answers this question: a lot. In this short amount of time, director Siar Sedig brings together frustration, impotence, humiliation, and a longing for a place to call home. The setting, as well as the work of the actors puts […]

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March 31st, 2015

Interview with The Voices director Marjane Satrapi

After having watched The Voices I had the pleasure of interviewing the woman behind the scenes. A report of that conversation: Jade: Seeing as you wrote your previous directorial works yourself, what makes a script great for you, in this case: is there anything specifically that convinced you to direct The Voices? Did you have […]

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February 5th, 2015
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The Voices is Psycho from Bates’ perspective

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The first English movie from French-Iranian director Marjane Satrapi gives an original, though horrific view in the life of a murderous psychopath. Her view encourages the viewer to gain empathy with a person who is nothing less than a serial killer. This combined with strong acting makes this mix of comedy, horror, and thriller more […]

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