Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Unrolls an unbelievably great story.

by Katia Kutsenko

Thrillers are not my thing. But it’s almost impossible to say no to a movie that includes: a bestseller book plot, a great cast and a tons of good reviews. (Almost) all of them totally deserved.

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Review: The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The triunph of obviousness.

by Antonio Cabello Ruiz-Barruecos

Without incurring in the tearful manipulation of its successful Sundance Film Festival racial referent (Fruitvale Station, 2013), we must not quiet down and nod at the umpteenth example of obviousness and affectation that is a movie like The Birth of a Nation (2016).

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The Shallows (2016)

So close yet so far away.

by Benjamín Harguindey

The Shallows is a situational thriller that is brief, intense, sometimes realistic, sometimes ridiculous and all in all pretty effective. As with Gravity (2013), a mourning woman is subjected to an extenuating tour de force – as orchestrated by Murphy’s Law – that constantly puts her on the edge of death and kickstarts an arc of inner reckoning. They’re like custom-sized disaster movies.

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Stardust Requiem

A farewell to my galactic princess Carrie Fisher.

by Iñaki Oñate

A long time ago, when I was a teenager I set out to shoot a short film entitled “Carry The Fisher”. It was about a young clerk bored with his existence and the world around him and whose only joy came from a psychotic obsession with Princess Leia in Return of The Jedi (1983). That and smoked salmon.

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Recommendations, please?

by Joanna van der Veen

If you go to a lot of film festivals, you get to see an awful lot of films from an awful lot of places. Many of those films are excellent, and stick with you long after watching. You rave about them to anyone who’s foolish enough to ask if you’ve seen anything good. But then those films don’t get a wide release, and the people you’ve recommended them to give up on finding them. Frustrating but far from unusual and so, every now and then, I like to remind myself about these cinematic gems…

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer: What We Know

On the internet, everyone can pick apart your trailer.

by Benjamín Harguindey

20th Century Fox finally released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new movie Alien: Covenant, a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and “the second in a new trilogy” of movies set before the original Alien (1979). What do we know about the movie?

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