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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

It is a well-known fact in the video game industry that movies made after video games are often impossible to watch. A lot of legendary…

Starship Troopers: Book vs. Movie

Science fiction is one literary genre whose possibilities in terms of generating engaging stories are infinite. The only limit a science-fiction author has is his…

Good Time: Film Review

There is a saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Many of us, however, probably experienced a series of misfortunes at least once…

Neon Demon

I love beautiful movies. If a film is eye-candy with carefully designed decorations, masterful camerawork, lighting, and architectural frames, I can forgive anything else in…

Reality TV

Reality television is a highly-watched form of television worldwide that features unscripted (mostly) shows of people’s personal lives. Why? I think it has to do…

Isle of Dogs

I do not like cartoons. When I was a child, I preferred reading and drawing to watching television, cartoons included–which makes the fact that I…

X-Files

Before starting to review one of the greatest–in my opinion–TV shows of all time, let me put some suspense and psychological pressure on you first.…

The Lord of the Rings

Among all the books I have read in my life, perhaps none affected me in a way J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” did.…

Why I Like David Lynch’s Movies

In my opinion, there are not so many directors in the United States who would be bold enough to not fit into mainstream requirements. I…

The Hobbit

The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is a children’s fantasy novel (though the series The Lord of the Rings that followed its story was more…

The Shawshank Redemption

There are movies you watch once and forget you ever saw them, and there are movies that make you want to watch them over and…

The History of Star Wars

Star Wars is a phenomenon that is hard to quantify. It has enraptured the hearts of millions of people around the world, and the reasons…

What Makes a Film Great?

Though we might think that what makes a film great is subjective, there are definite criteria that points to it being a standout piece of…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stephen Bowler Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a popular book. The publishers say they have sold 2.7 million copies in…

The Origins of Film

By Ion Martea There are multiple debates concerning the origins of film. Photographers in the nineteenth century were anxious to find a way to capture…

The Hateful Eight

Western movies, extremely popular several decades ago, have now turned in a niche genre; once or twice in a year, an unsophisticated viewer can notice…

The Most Expensive Movie Scenes

Hollywood has long been known for the expensive and impressive movies its directors are keen to make. The budget of just one movie of such…

Black Mirror (Episode 2, 15 Million Merits)

Among the TV series I have watched, the British series “Black Mirror” is probably one of the most shocking, thought-provoking, and creative. Filmed in 2011,…

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