Birth of “action-fantasy”

There are many articles written about John Wick movies that concentrate on the world-building of these three movies and more upcoming spin-offs, sequels and even a TV show. John Wick is revolutionary in many ways and yet it pays a homage to previous cinematic works (Asian action cinema, westerns and black-and-white movies). The John Wick... Continue Reading →

Halloween special – Don’t Breathe

It's Halloween folks and we all know what that means. I am too old for trick-or-treating, I am too lazy for a costume party and I don't play many horror themed video games, so only option for me is a horror movie. Before even starting writing this article, I had a few ideas for an article... Continue Reading →

Rambo: Last Blood – fight against time

It is hard to believe that there are now five Rambo movies and four sequels to First Blood, a movie that I would call an “anti-action movie”: main character John Rambo didn't kill anybody directly and didn't want to kill anybody. The best scene is John's final breakdown in tears and I wont even try... Continue Reading →

It: Chapter Two / Review

It (or It: Chapter One) was one of the most surprising movies of 2017, I honestly didn’t expect it to be as good as it was and that’s saying a lot. I was nervous from depiction of Pennywise, child actors, possible reliance on CGI and unbearable eighties nostalgia. To see that I was wrong on... Continue Reading →

Healing through film

Quentin Tarantino's new film shines with its outstanding actors and uses the medium as an effective remedy against historical trauma. A slightly different Tarantino No shootings, no blood fountains, no rampant violence - a Tarantino for tame minds? Not quite. One by one: If you know the realistic background of the story (Manson Family), you... Continue Reading →

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