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Anna (2019): Action / Thriller

Having hit rock bottom, Anna gets a visit from KGB who offers a way out by training her to become an assassin. “Luc Besson: Making Assassins Since 1990”. And after Anna, I think the business comes to an end. Let me step back a bit though… Anna has nothing to offer to the genre. ItContinue reading “Anna (2019): Action / Thriller”

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Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either orContinue reading “Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)”

Climax (2018): Drama / Horror / Music

Talented and diverse dancers from every walk of life gather in a remote, empty building to rehearse but a hard day’s work goes really awry while celebrating as their drinks get spiked and the hallucinations take over them. Writer/director Gaspar Noé, well known for making his audience feel uncomfortable, helms Climax with bravery aplenty. ForgetContinue reading “Climax (2018): Drama / Horror / Music”

Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can read my article on my personal top 5 indie, low budget and utterly mind-bending films (as the homonymous title dictates). I hope you enjoy it. Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending

Papillon (2017): Adventure / Biography / Crime

Convicted for a murder he didn’t commit, Henri Charriere is sent to the Devil’s Island where, along with a fellow inmate, they plan an escape of a lifetime. Based on Charriere’s memoirs, directed by Michael Noer – “R” (2010) and “Northwest” (2013) – and written by Aaron Guzikowski, “Papillon” didn’t get the publicity it deserved.Continue reading “Papillon (2017): Adventure / Biography / Crime”

Overlord (2018): Action / Adventure / Horror

An American airborne unit lands on Nazi-occupied France only to discover a horror beyond the Nazis. Brutal, savage, and sadistic, Overlord, keeps you on the edge of your seat. If there is anything worse than the Nazis, that is the realization of their twisted psychosis. Focusing on “Operation Overlord”, an operation that took place inContinue reading “Overlord (2018): Action / Adventure / Horror”

A Prayer Before Dawn (2017): Action / Biography / Crime

Dynamite!!! A film that doesn’t beautify violence and criminality. A true story that doesn’t glorify bad choices yet creates a hero through them. Through real mud, blood, piss, and shit, “A Prayer Before Dawn” tells the real story of British boxer Billy Moore who rose from it like Phoenix. Incarcerated in one of Thailand’s mostContinue reading “A Prayer Before Dawn (2017): Action / Biography / Crime”