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Movie Reviews in Less Than a Thousand Words

Movie Review: Free Fire

As much as it was fun for the cast, Free Fire is a mediocre and forgettable shoot’em up movie that looks like a Tarantino knock off no thanks to its self-satisfied script.

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Movie Review: Brimstone

Brimstone is a thinly veiled feminist parable that’s really an overlong, tedious, sadomasochistic western drama because of a relentlessly dour script that revels in violence with numbing fixation.

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Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy is a lifeless, convoluted, mediocre CGI-driven reboot all because of a poor decision to bank on movie star appeal, resulting into a badly executed attempt to launch Dark Universe.

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Movie Review: Kedi

Kedi transcends its purpose as a love letter to cats and becomes a poignant, delightful, therapeutic and unexpectedly moving tale about humanity and its enduring relationship with a complex creature.

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Movie Review: Colossal

Colossal is an inventive coming-of-age tale for thirty-something trainwrecks, but its uneven script and poorly defined characters turn what could have been an allegorical story into a forgettable movie about self-absorbed adults.
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Movie Review: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi / The Shape of Voice)

Thanks to its thoughtful screenplay and detailed execution, Koe no Katachi is an insightful drama that teaches us the value of communication through a nuanced coming of age story embedded with relatable teen issues.
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