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Men in Black International (2019): Action / Adventure / Comedy

Men in Black, the secret government organisation with the cream of the crop agents and the advanced technology from all over the known Universe is now having a mole who threatens to destroy the Earth. The reasons are obvious as to why it didn’t perform well. Barry Sonnenfeld, director of Men in Black I (1997),Continue reading “Men in Black International (2019): Action / Adventure / Comedy”

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Event Horizon (1997): Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Having gone missing for seven years, spaceship ‘Event Horizon’ reappears having come back from a darkness beyond human understanding. One of the best psychological, sci-fi horrors you have ever watched: Alien (1979) meets Hellraiser (1987)! The ‘tragedy’ with Event Horizon is, as usual, the studio. When uncreative people in high places interfere with art, art alwaysContinue reading “Event Horizon (1997): Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller”

Official Secrets (2019): Biography / Drama / Romance

A British Intelligence whistleblower decides to leak information about an illegal NSA spy operation that would force the UN Security Council to authorise the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Based on the book by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction theContinue reading “Official Secrets (2019): Biography / Drama / Romance”

Earthquake Bird (2019): Crime / Drama / Mystery

A translator in Japan becomes a prime suspect after her friend goes missing and her utterances and actions only worsen the situation for her. Enigmatic, slow-burn, awkward. Mystery surrounds not only what Lucy Fly says and does but what everyone says and does. Interestingly enough, there is no character development as all characters are alreadyContinue reading “Earthquake Bird (2019): Crime / Drama / Mystery”

Avengement (2019): Action / Crime / Thriller

After years of imprisonment, a man manages to escape and heads straight for the people responsible that made his life inside a living hell. Fifth collaboration between Jesse V. Johnson and Scott Adkins with this one and Savage Dog (2017) being my favourite ones. Originally from Sutton Coldfield, only a few miles away from whereContinue reading “Avengement (2019): Action / Crime / Thriller”

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

The Raid 2 (2014): Action / Crime / Thriller

Straight after the raid’s massacre, Rama goes undercover to expose the corruption within the police force, no matter how deep the rabbit hole goes. There have not been many sequels that were expected to be better than the first installments. Especially, when the ones that spawned the sequels were shockingly good. Well, “The Raid 2”Continue reading “The Raid 2 (2014): Action / Crime / Thriller”

The Raid: Redemption (2011): Action / Thriller

When a S.W.A.T. team raids a 30-storey building run by a drug dealer and his army, the tables turn and the hunter becomes the prey. After Merantau (2009), Indonesian-born Iko Uwais collaborates for a second time with Welsh-born Gareth Evans and a low budget action/thriller turns into a high octane, brutal, fast-paced, bloody massacre. TheContinue reading “The Raid: Redemption (2011): Action / Thriller”

Triple Threat (2019): Action / Thriller

Mercenaries unite in order to protect the daughter of a billionaire who becomes the target of an elite assassins’ group. Triple Threat is NOT, I repeat is NOT to be compared, contrasted, or associated in any way with Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), the Undisputed franchise (2006-2016), The Raid: Redemption (2011), The Raid 2 (2014),Continue reading “Triple Threat (2019): Action / Thriller”

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”