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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★

    This is the kind of film that wouldn't get made nowadays. Schrader combines a classical heist plot, set in the American working-class milieu and motivated by the protagonists' desperate need for money, with sociocritical commentary.

    BLUE COLLAR takes three ordinary industrial workers and places them against the whole economical system by letting them accidentally steal a book that reveals corruption within the labor union. Forced to face a challenge way bigger than they could have anticipated, each of the individuals…

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★½

    "Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining!" - Dan Gilroy reunites with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for his new Netflix cooperation VELVET BUZZSAW.

    What saves this film, is the lead performance by Gyllenhaal, who plays art critic Morf Vandewalt and provides for lots of great quotes that had me grinning throughout the movie. In contrast to NIGHTCRAWLER's Louis Bloom though, his character here is written as a more naive and less calculating person.

    Gilroy's new film definitely lacks the…

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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    "Forget history!" - Instead prepare for a wild ride, where Robin Hood first fights in the Iraq War and then tries to kill the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, who has turned his beloved town into the designer version of Mordor, all while doing Bruce Wayne stuff by day and being a vigilante at night - because Little John tells him to.

    While the anachronistic gunplay aesthetics of the bow and arrow fight scenes and Ben Mendelsohn's overacting provide for some…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★½

    The premise of this film is actually pretty great, but the execution just comes off as frustratingly conventional because PASSENGERS chooses to play its concept safe in every respect.

    The story of two people being isolated in a luxurious spaceship for the rest of their lives could have made for so many interesting statements about the fulfillment and our expectations of life, but the film just briefly touches these aspects during the last ten minutes and leaves the viewer with…