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Shimmer Lake

Shimmer Lake is a cleverly told tale, in reverse. What starts off as an investigation into a small-town bank robbery by a three-member gang, unravels a darker and more consanguineous motive than one merely for profit. This is a Netflix… Continue Reading

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Open Water

In Chris Kentis’ Open Water, the characters Daniel Kintner (Daniel Travis) and Susan Watkins (Blanchard Ryan) are trying to spend time together to boost their relationship. Understandably, they decide that a group scuba dive could do the trick. After all,… Continue Reading

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Tanguy

There is a social situation in France where most of the young people expected to leave the house as soon as they turned 16. For some, this is the start of a harrowing experience. ‘Tanguy’ tells about the social and… Continue Reading

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Sweet Country

A blind date with this powerful movie of a story of hate, prejudice, and beautiful landscapes is a transparent expression of the times of our past. The ‘Sweet Country’ is an Australian film set in the early nineteenth century in… Continue Reading

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Journey’s End

Harry Elmer Barnes, an American historian once quoted, “War is the most striking instance of the failure of intelligence to master the problem of human relationships”, true indeed. Although the World War I was fought for materialistic reasons, but deep… Continue Reading

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The Rider

Sullen prairies, doleful languid piano notes, horses, brilliant red sunsets, purple dawns, barbed wire fences on a dimming horizon and more horses set the mood for this quiet and melancholic film. ‘The Rider’ is an offering by the little-known Chloe… Continue Reading

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Birdman

‘Birdman’ or ‘The Unexpected virtue of Ignorance’ is a dark comedy that narrates the story of an actor as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, this film is about self-worth, fame, relevance and a… Continue Reading

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Dark River

Casting a few famous names of Hollywood like Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Joe Dempsie and Sean bean, the film “Dark River” got released in the year 2017. Directed by Clio Barnard, this movie is a loose adaptation (not a straightforward… Continue Reading

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Runaway Train

A movie made in the 1980s without any refinement, special effects, or a great set. It is simple yet so powerful that the film speaks to you on so many levels. It simply is a thoughtful thriller with smart writing,… Continue Reading

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Set in the backdrop of World War II, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ is a British American film, released in the year 2008. Investigating the repulsions of the darkest period in mankind’s history and telling the story from the… Continue Reading

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