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nightmare alley review

Nightmare Alley (1947)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½ (4½ stars out of 5) Nightmare Alley (1947) Directed by Edmund Goulding Not the best or the most elegantly complex of the post-war American noirs...

Nope film review

Nope (2022)

⭐⭐⭐½ (3½ stars out of 5) Nope (2022) Directed by Jordan Peele Nope’s wayward, sometimes even whimsical, dramatic architecture never reaches the complexity of its concepts,...

orphan: first kill review

Orphan: First Kill (2022)

⭐⭐⭐ (3 stars out of 5) Orphan: First Kill (2022) Directed by William Brent Bell This crazy prequel does not exactly travel to the demented origins...

Orphan 2009 film review

Orphan (2009)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) Orphan (2009) Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra ”Psychopathic kids” or ”diabolical kids” have been present in fictional stories since memorable times,...

swamp water 1941 film review

Swamp Water (1941)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) Swamp Water (1941) Directed by Jean Renoir You can almost taste the discomfort and restraint that Jean Renoir’s immeasurable talent...

the black phone film review

The Black Phone (2021)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) The Black Phone (2021) Directed by Scott Derrickson The writing is tremulous and its transposition to the screen is timidly...

the ladykillers film review

The Ladykillers (1955)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars out of 5) The Ladykillers (1955) Directed by Alexander Mackendrick If there is an instructional manual on how dry, culturally significant British humor...

dark glasses film review

Dark Glasses (2022)

⭐⭐⭐ (3 stars out of 5) Dark Glasses (2022) Directed by Dario Argento Cheap, juicy and fun. Dario Argento’s return to film directing after a long...

Men 2022 film review

Men (2022)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) Men (2022) Directed by Alex Garland As inconclusive as its truisms are, the turgid allegorical integrity is lost in its...

Hatching (2022)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars out of 5) Hatching (2022) Directed by Hanna Bergholm We cannot always succumb to the assumption that every coming-of-age horror film is a...