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Movie Review: Green Room

The Green Room delivers a thrilling punks vs. Neo-Nazis genre movie thanks to a well executed screenplay, but lacks involving characters to make you invested in the carnage.
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Movie Review: Burnt

Burnt is an uninvolving redemption story of a jerk, no thanks to its underbaked  story, paper thin characters, and predictable plot.

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Movie Review: The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden is a lurid potboiler that manages to be an entertaining revenge thriller thanks to exquisite production design and a well-executed screenplay.

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Movie Review: The Shallows

The Shallows is an enjoyable schlock thriller with a believable performance and a handful of effective visual effects, but its ultimately a forgettable shark tale that tries to pass as a serious survival story.

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Movie Review: Train to Busan

Train to Busan is an entertaining zombie flick that stands out in an exhausted genre through an allegorical screenplay, distinctive scare tactics and great performances from its cast.
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Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne offers thrills that the franchise is known for – deftly edited muscular action sequences and Matt Damon – but unless you’re looking for more of the same formula, it’s just another cash grab by another studio who want to make easy money from a tried and tested property.

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