Tag: B+

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is the second Stephen King adaptation this year that runs over two and a half hours long, but those still unable to shake the stagnant sewage aftertaste of It Chapter 2 can rest assured – this one is actually entertaining. Easily the best of the four King adaptations this year (the other 2…

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Parasite

Bong Joon-ho has one of the most interesting and varied careers of this century so far. Aside from a couple of relatively straightforward crime-dramas (Memories of Murder, Mother), his work often balances an ambitious concept with humor, social commentary, and thrilling set pieces, to varying results. His latest, Parasite, takes a brilliantly conceived story about…

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Wounds

“…it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception…and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating. It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”  When a film opens up with a quote from Joseph Conrad’s classic, Heart of Darkness, it’s reasonable…

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The Irishman

Armed with a massive budget, an all-star cast, and total creative freedom, Martin Scorsese delivers a career-defining 209-minute epic crime film that’s less daunting and more purely entertaining than you’d expect. The Irishman is reminiscent of his other gangster pictures, like Goodfellas and Casino, but the propelling force here is character rather than plot, which…

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