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Dragonkeeper (2024)

Dragonkeeper (2024) | Transcript

The fate of ancient China rests on the shoulders of one young girl, who must find the last remaining dragon egg and fulfill her destiny.

The Great Escaper (2023) | Review

Fuga in Normandia moves viewers with real D-Day survivors and a tear-jerking finale. Jackson and Caine’s performances bring heartfelt authenticity.

Acid: A Dystopian Eco-Thriller by Just Philippot | Review

A film of extreme seriousness, distress, and apocalypse where the ecological parable gives way to existing horror with no escape. Unappealing to climate change deniers, Acid by Just Philippot constructs a gripping tension that leaves no room for respite.

Miss Violence (2013)

Miss Violence (2013) | Review

Miss Violence starts with potential but devolves into gratuitous shock value, lacking the subtlety and depth needed for its disturbing themes. The result is a disappointing and irritating experience.

Inside Out 2 (2024)

Inside Out 2 Review: A Sequel Tailored for Gen Z

Puberty and Other Disasters: The Adventure of Growing Up in Pixar’s Sequel. Less groundbreaking than the original but captivating and profound, with irresistible moments and heart-wrenching scenes (the arc of Anxiety).

Inside Out 2 (2024)

New Emotions Take Center Stage in “Inside Out 2” | Review

Designed and orchestrated for a teenage audience, Inside Out 2 by Kelsey Mann blends teen and sports movie elements, multiplying emotions but not amplifying them. It’s entertaining but lacks the philosophical depth of the previous film by Pete Docter.

Hit Man (2023)

Hit Man: A Masterful Blend of Comedy and Noir | Review

A sensational film that uncovers the classic within the contemporary, reveals cinephilia in the imagination, and finds the ordinary in the extraordinary. A masterful screenplay, Richard Linklater and Glen Powell are in top form.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness: A Return to Form | Review

Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness blends his early cold, calculated style with recent vitality, exploring work, love, and faith. The film’s narrative and thematic elements are familiar, but Lanthimos’s provocative approach and direct intervention challenge viewers.

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