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Film Review: Anna (2013)


SYNOPSIS: John Washington, a “memory detective,” is assigned a seemingly simple case: he must make Anna Greene, a disturbed sixteen-year-old on a hunger strike, eat. Difficulties ensue, though, as he finds Anna could be much more dangerous than she seems. REVIEW: What if a sixteen-year-old girl was a diabolical genius? For real, imagine what that would be like. For real. ...

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Film Review: Red 2 (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), deemed RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) by the C.I.A., meanders through his civilian life with his girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow. His best friend, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) tries to rescue him (and Sarah) from their increasingly mundane life urging Frank repeatedly to return to the exciting life of a hired hit-man. When Frank ...

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Film Review: Zodiac (2007)


SYNOPSIS: A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer. REVIEW: We’ve all seen the title card before.  Looming ominously on the silver screen, rarely ever a harbinger of the latest feel-good romcom.  In fact, “Based on a true story” (or some interchangeable variation) is usually an indication that there will be murder afoot.  The guidelines ...

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Film Review: Ironclad (2011)


SYNOPSIS: In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fights to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. REVIEW:   Written and Directed by Jonathan English Starring: Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this movie come through the queue. It quite obviously isn’t a horror movie, and ...

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Film Review: Manhunter (1986)


SYNOPSIS: Using his uncanny ability to get inside psychopaths’ minds, former FBI agent Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to action to hunt down a serial killer. Graham retired after catching Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox) and subsequently suffering a breakdown. Now, he engages in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecter to capture a new killer. This gripping psychological horror film is ...

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