Joe Berlinger’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a bit confusing in its early stage, but gets significantly better over time. When its final sequences arrive, the film reverberates with a dreadful impact long after the credits roll. A … Continue reading Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Review
A Spanish political thriller “El Reino” (also called “The Realm”) elevates a stellar performance of Antonio De La Torre to a meaningful study of a manipulative politician’s fall that represents the government’s corruption. A solid, if sometimes flawed effort. Antonio … Continue reading The Corrupted Party Never Stops – El Reino (2018)
A brilliant piece of refreshing storytelling from the Argentinian director Luis Ortega, “El Angel” charms and seduces in the most unexpected ways and moments. Carlitos (debuting Lorenzo Ferro) is a charming teenager, who enjoys… breaking the law. One day, Carlos … Continue reading El Angel (2018) – A Cherub’s Dans Macabre
The 2019 crapfest begins early this year with “Glass”, where M. Night Shyamalan has, once again, proven he’s never been a true enfant prodige of the modern cinema. “Glass” is a direct follow-up to the events from “Split” and a … Continue reading I Really Wanted To Like Glass (2019), But It’s Truly Hopeless
Gustav Möller’s “The Guilty” is a devastating drama, where the scarcity of tools used to tell the story excavates its true worth.
Continue reading “A Confession Over The Phone – The Guilty (2018)”
Jeremy Saulnier’s “Hold the Dark” incorporates all the grittiest concept cinema knows, but unlike his two previous films, it’s the least impactful and engaging one.
Continue reading “A Haunting In Alaska – Hold the Dark (2018)”
Danny McBride is a bright star of “Arizona”, which inadvertently turns itself into a half-baked satire as the story goes.
Continue reading “Catch Me If You Can – Arizona (2018)”
“Romina” by Diego Cohen is a true red herring of bad movies of 2018. Unusual, remarkable pile of crap.
Continue reading “The Mexican Winner Of The Year – Romina (2018)”
A black community’s ode to the oppressing government written by a white person. What could go wrong?
Continue reading “This Movie Bad, Yo! – The First Purge (2018)”
“Sicario: Day Of The Soldado” is a loose reference to Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling masterpiece. As a standalone film, it makes a decent B-entry, but as a continuity of “Sicario” from 2015, it’s an absolute misfire.
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A thought-provoking horror, Steven Soderbergh’s trash-fest and John Travolta’s miserable attempt at reviving his career. Welcome to the weekly update by Cultural Hater.
Continue reading “Hate It Or Love It #2 – Hereditary, Unsane & More”
Night Shyamalan did not fully reclaim his claims to the crown, but made a significant step to achieve this goal with Split.
Continue reading “Inside an unimaginable mind – Split (2017)”