Reviews

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      The Gift (7/10)


        When married couple Simon and Robyn move back to Simon’s childhood town, they go shopping for their new house and bump into Gordo, a guy Simon used to go to school with even if Simon can only vaguely place Gordo. Soon after, a small gift arrives at their house, and Gordo later shows up in person with another gift to welcome them back to the neighbourhood.


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      Youth (7/10)


        The latest movie of Paolo Sorrentino was shot by the same director of photography as his previous movie La Grande Belezza. And the movie is (mostly) beautifully shot indeed. Set in an exclusive sanatorium in the Swiss Alps, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel observe the other guests as well as their own lives and the follies of their youth, most of which they are too old for to accurately remember.


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      Notes on a Scandal (9/10)


        In this small-scale drama, Judi Dench both narrates and stars as Barbara Coveet, a teacher reaching the end of here career in a rough London comprehensive school. A stone is thrown into the calm pool of the teacher’s common room in the form of the beautiful Sheba (Cate Blanchett), a new and inexperienced art teacher. While the male teachers sniff around the already married Sheba, Barbara shows her kindness and befriends her.


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      Southpaw (6/10)


        Jake Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a boxer raised in an orphanage in Hell’s Kitchen where he met his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams). The movie starts when Billy is on top of the world as reigning boxing champion living a lavish lifestyle.

        Maureen has always been the loving and sensible one, making the decisions for the family. She is starting to get worried that the boxing is beginning to get Billy punch-drunk and wants him to slow down before he becomes a permanently dribbling mess.


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      Cop Car (6/10)


        Two young boys, Travis and Harrison, are walking around the prairie being kids and trying out swearwords just for shits and giggles, when they happen upon an abandoned police car. When they find the keys inside, what other choice do a couple of ten-year olds have: they have to take it for a joy ride.


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      Antiviral (5/10)


        Antiviral paints a world where people’s obsession with celebrity has reached entirely new levels. Fans can now share in their favourite celebrity’s life by sharing their diseases… Syd (Caleb Landry Jones) is a salesman, pushing these celebrity diseases on their fans. But he sidelines by stealing samples and reverting its contagiousness so he can sell the diseases on the black market. This goes awry when a disease he personally harvested from a celebrity turns out to be lethal…


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      The Martian (7/10)


        If humanity should have learned anything from the movie “Interstellar” it was that sending Matt Damon into space always ends badly…


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      Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (6/10)


        Greg is a teen who takes pride in having spent his teens working hard to be and stay invisible, because ‘no-one likes me anyway’. His motto is that by not being anyone’s friend and more importantly: not being anyone’s enemy, he can survive through high school.


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      Narcopolis (4/10)


        Narcopolis tells of a city where recreational drugs have been legalised, which has taken the production and sales of these now mainstream drugs out of the mob into the hands of capitalist pharmaceutical corporation Ambro.


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      Tomorrowland (aka Project T) (5/10)


        A girl Casey (an ever-hopeful Britt Robertson) finds a pin, which upon touching it seems to take her instantaniously to a magical place – a place designed by the brightest and the best scientists and engineers on the planet, a place where the future seems as bright as can be. Indeed: that place is Tomorrowland.


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