Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Drew Goddard, director of The Cabin in the Woods, exhibits his exceptional brilliance in his new movie Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie checks of all the marks for the 1950s-60s movie style. Even though the plot is a bit predictable at times, the intriguing cinematography creates a new world for the viewers.

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Film Review: I, Tonya

I, Tonya breathes new life into the biopic genre while telling the story of the most infamous figure skater of the 1990s, Tonya Harding. The film elaborately captures everything: her music taste, her outfits on the ice rink, and how she lived her life as the most hated and beloved skater in America and arguably worldwide.

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FilmMerve Yazicioglou
Film Review: Black Panther

Black Panther ticks all the boxes of what a conventional superhero movie should be, but it is so much more than that. It is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, and has already set a record for the highest advance sales of any Marvel movie.

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FilmAnneloes Jager
Film Review: Murder On The Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is based on one of Agatha Christie’s most popular detective novels. Even though a faithful adaptation, director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green have altered some of its characteristics to create a visually pleasing experience (which aims to make up for an 80-year-old plot twist). 

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Film Review: The Babysitter

The Babysitter was a pleasant surprise for October. The predictable lack of real substance was pushed out of focus by the very decent job that was done in creating a visually pleasing and fun movie. Nothing is taken to seriously, especially not the blood and death, and this lets The Babysitter get away with failing (or rather, not even trying) to reach the bar for Halloween movies.

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TV Review: Electric Dreams - Real Life

This Sunday's Electric Dreams episode offers a different approach in creating the atmosphere of the show, and a change for the better at that. "Real Life" featured the longed-for action pace of "The Hood Maker" and a more in-depth look at a question that defined a lot of Dick's fiction: "How can we know what is real?"

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Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

The long-awaited sequel to 1982's Blade Runner is finally out, and it's time to put it under the microscope. New director, new composer, new cast, and a very different time than 1982. How does this sequel fare when following in the steps of one of Hollywood's biggest cult classics?

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TV Review: Electric Dreams - The Commuter

Episode 3 of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, "The Commuter," may provide the most truthful experience of a Dickian story so far. It doesn't have the action of "The Hood Maker" nor the emotional drive of "Impossible Planet" but it relies instead on constructing an uneasy feeling via its version of a utopian bubble, asking questions reminiscent of The Matrix's themes.

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Film Review: Kingsman - The Golden Circle

Kingsman is back, and it's gone international! The suits, the gadgets, the amazing fight scenes, it's all you want from a semi-parody of the spy genre these days. The sequel to the highly successful 2010 Kingsman: The Secret Service hits all the right notes at a time where good sequels are quickly going extinct. 

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TV Review: Electric Dreams - The Hood Maker

With Black Mirror migrating to Netflix, Channel 4 turned to the mind of Philip K. Dick to cater for SF aficionados. Electric Dreams is a new anthology series consisting of standalone adaptations of Dick's short stories. The show premiered with the episode "The Hood Maker" and was a visual treat for Blade Runner fans, but where does it stand as a book-to-screen adaptation, and what can it tell us about future episodes?

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