Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Some pun about “ghost” and “shell”.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Ghost in the Shell has been many things in the past 30 years: a manga (three volumes), an anime (two seasons), a 1995 animated film (followed by a sequel in 2004) and any number of made-for-TV flicks and “original video animations”. The phenomenon has never been transmuted into a live action film though. How does the 2017 incarnation fare?

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Twin Peaks Revival: 4 Pros, 1 Con

by Benjamín Harguindey

As reported ealier this year, Twin Peaks is finally getting its third season. The first two out of eighteen episodes air May 21st on Showtime, and as the date draws near I find myself losing my initial skepticism and getting hyped for its fabled revival. In an era of cash-in nostalgia, here’s why I think Twin Peaks 2017 is the real deal (mostly).

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Review scores are pointless

by Benjamín Harguindey

For as long as I’ve been reviewing movies, and I’ve been doing that for professional sites since 2010, I’ve loathed assigning numerical scores to my critiques. After mustering all of my powers to write an educated appraisal of a film, stamping a number on my own paper seems superfluous.

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Edgar Wright is back with ‘Baby Driver’

Hello, Edgar. How’s the hand?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Alright, so it’s only been 4 years since The World’s End (2013) but after the prolonged will-they-or-won’t-they that was Edgar Wright’s involvement with Marvel’s Ant-Man (2015) it’s nice to see him back in the director’s chair and toting a comedy unmistakably bearing his signature.

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Review: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is a fun, old-fashioned send-up of the adventure novel of yore; less of a remake of the 1933 King Kong (or Peter Jackson’s 2005 version for that matter) and more of an original adventure story featuring Kong, King of Skull Island.

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Review: Swiss Army Man (2016)

by Marina González

What!? That could be you first reaction when you watch Swiss Army Man (2016). What’s going on in here? If you watch this film without knowing anything about it, you’ probably say that out loud: what’s going on in here? Apparently this is about a dead man (a zombie?) with chronic farting who gets erections when he sees pictures of girls. Weird isn’t it?

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Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi: A Retrospective

Remembering a great film and a master of filmmaking.

by Iñaki Oñate

Last year master filmmaker Ettore Scola died at the age of 84.
His career spanned more than fifty years. From superb screenplays
such as the classic Il Sorpaso (1962) directed by Dino Risi and starring
Vittorio Gassman and Jean Paul Trintignant, to his magnificient
directorial body of work that includes such films as C’eravamo tanto
amati (1974), Una giornata particolare (1977) and Il mondo nuovo (1982), Scola has proven to be one the most influential and powerful authors of
Italian post-neorealism.

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