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Gemini Man [2019] ★★½

Plot-wise, “Gemini Man” isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but if you’re going to see it, do it for the sake of the highly advanced technological visuals. This is one of the few 3D movies that made me feel completely immersed in its world. It also helps that it […]

In The Tall Grass [2019] ★½

Movies based on Stephen King’s books tend to range from terrifying (“Misery”, “Pet Sematary”, It”) to complete rubbish (“Cell”). “In The Tall Grass” was co-written with his son Joe Hill and is currently streaming on Netflix. I wasn’t familiar with the source material and I hadn’t seen the […]

Polaroid [2019] ★

This stinker of a horror movie is one of the worst things you’ll see this year. Following in the footsteps of two of the worst horror films of the decade (that would be “Flatliners” and “Slender Man”, just in case), “Polaroid” focuses on a high school loner who […]

Joker [2019] ★★★½

At first glance, the man who made such movies as “Old School”, “The Hangover” and “Due Date” seems like an unlikely candidate to direct a standalone film about the cape crusader’s greatest nemesis. But Todd Phillips isn’t messing around here. Fierce, deeply disturbing and gut-wrenching at times, “Joker” […]

Yesterday [2019] ★★★

I don’t know how I missed out on this gem of a movie upon its release, but now that I’ve seen it, I cannot but recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of The Beatles. “Yesterday”, written by Richard Curtis and directed with a keen eye for detail […]

Hustlers [2019] ★★★

Believe the hype: Jennifer Lopez is sensational in “Hustlers”, playing the leader of a former strip club employees who got their revenge on their Wall Street clients following the crash of 2008. How and why? You’ll have to see for yourself. But I will say that I walked […]

Rambo: Last Blood [2019] ★½

Face it: John Rambo was one of the most iconic action heroes of the 20th century. The first three movies were released back in the 1980’s and inspired a generation of action filmmakers. Naturally, Sylvester Stallone would want to give his character a fitting farewell. His 2008 comeback […]

Ad Astra [2019] ★★★½

This is the science-fiction movie we’ve all been waiting for this year. “Ad Astra”, written and directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt in one of the best performances of his career, is a knockout from start to finish. Last year, Damien Chazelle’s underappreciated “First Man” celebrated […]