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  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★½

    This film is a prime example for what can be achieved with a minimal budget. Taking an interesting premise and turning it into something unique, WAKE IN FRIGHT tells the story of a young teacher, who finds himself stranded in the Australian Outback and desperately tries to get back on track again.

    Ted Kotcheff basically depicts the intellectual nightmare with his uncompromising portrayal of a potentially skillful young man, who gets trapped in a vicious circle of both his environment…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★½

    After the inventive piece of cinema that was UNBREAKABLE and the very mediocre SPLIT we now have a more than clunky conclusion to Shyamalan's superhero trilogy that in a whole feels like its idea was shoehorned into SPLIT during the post production process.

    The whole narrative of GLASS is extremely inconsistent and doesn't make a whole lot of sense once you think about it for five minutes. Shyamalan's twists at the end naturally don't change that for the better and…

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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★½

    S. Craig Zahler's movies somehow just click with me. I enjoyed BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 for the same reasons I enjoyed his debut BONE TOMAHAWK (2015). Zahler's style of filmmaking is very raw, direct and character driven.

    His new film again doesn't seem to convey a certain message and thus feels morally ambiguous in an interesting and fresh way. The viewer simply follows the journey of the lead character Bradley, who is trapped in an environment that doesn't work…

  • 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…