A Quiet Place (2018)

Every other week will see the opening of a horror flick, good for a scare or two, but forgotten the moment your head hits the pillow that same night. The good ones serve up compelling characters embroiled in a fascinating premise. The truly good ones respect your intelligence to connect the dots. Good horror movies know […]

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Ramen Teh (2018)

Confession time… I had the hots for Seiko Matsuda when I was a teenager and even had a wallet-sized laminated photo of her in my wallet. I needed keep her close to me 😬 Those were also the days of cassette tapes and I would stinge on food just so I could buy her albums. After […]

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Red Sparrow (2018)

Jennifer Lawrence plays a Russian secret service operative who gets raped, endures an attempted rape, gets beaten, gets a black eye, slashed, stabbed, gets a gun put to her head, has to strip in front of dozen pairs of indifferent eyes and has a man died on top (and inside) of her. Sounds like a […]

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Metropolis (1927)

  36000 extras, 200000 costumes, over 500 70-storey miniature skyscrapers – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Filming took place in 1925 at a cost of approximately 5 million Reichsmarks, making it the most expensive film ever made up to that point. However it opened in 1927 to mixed reactions and barely made 75000 Reichsmarks. Because of its […]

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Phantom Thread (2018)

Mesmerising and hypnotic, Phantom Thread is easily Paul Thomas Anderson’s most accessible film in years. But mind you, Anderson still loves his mad man and his latest explores a lone man’s madness in stately details. The film resembles the tapestry of a grand evening gown made from the most exquisite fabric and of a striking […]

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Satan’s Slaves (2018)

IMHO excessive CGI in horror movies robs it of its stake – to scare the living daylights of you. I start to tune off when I see the umpteenth computer graphics monster chasing the protagonist. For me, horror films grounded in the world of physics and reality are the scariest. Horror movies like Ringu (1998), […]

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