Andrei Girard

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  • Pi
  • Mirror
  • Persona
  • Perfect Blue

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  • Mami Wata

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  • A Thousand and One

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  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

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  • Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

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  • Blonde

    Blonde

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    MY HONEST OPINION

    I remember I was really excited when I first heard about this film being announced, especially since Ana de Armas was going to take the role of Marilyn. At that time, I couldn't even imagine her playing Marilyn. When I saw the first images of her for the film, I was honestly shocked at the resemblance. It's like if Ana had actually summoned Marilyn Monroe's spirit to take over her body. It's just impressive how she embodies…

  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

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    "This time, the monsters are real."

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is the film that broke the formula, and revolutionised a franchise that was becoming stale. As much as I treasure the classic Scooby-Doo show, we have to admit that it is quite formulaic and predictable. Nothing supernatural actually happens, everything has a rational explanation. It's always the same in almost every single episode. The gang goes to a new place where there's some kind of monster, ghost, demon or evil…

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  • Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

    Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

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    A quiet, absorbing, contemplative, mournful, profound, beautifully crafted film. This is more about thoughts, ideas, images and feelings, and it moves at a deliberate slow pace. I know it may not be for everyone, but if you're into slow, ruminative cinema, you may like this one. It reminded me a bit of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's films in terms of style and themes. Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell is the feature directorial debut by Vietnamese filmmaker, PhαΊ‘m ThiΓͺn Γ‚n, whose vision and…

  • About Dry Grasses

    About Dry Grasses

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    This is over three hours, and I didn't even feel the length. I was so invested in the story and the different characters' perspectives that I lost track of time. I know some people may feel intimidated by a three-hour film, but if you are in the mood for a broad, thoughtful, intelligent, multi-layered, heavy on dialogue, expertly paced character-driven drama, designed to make you reflect on the human condition and spark debate, this is the film for you. I…

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  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

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    Me after watching this film:
    I sincerely hope I never have kids.

    This film got me off guard. I never expected it to make me feel so uneasy.

    This film is carried the most by its incredibly talented ensemble of young actors/ actresses. I was genuinely terrified of these kids.

    It's beautifully shot, atmospheric and chilling. It creates lots of tension and suspense. The sound design is magnificent. The premise is intriguing. The setting is used to enhance these dark…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

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    This was a huge surprise. The Batman exceeded my expectations.

    There's so much to appreciate here; the cinematography, the score, the sound design, the editing, the pacing, the direction, the performances. This film looks amazing, and it's reminiscent of films like Seven (1995) and Saw (2004). This is more like a mystery thriller, engrossing from beginning to end. It's almost three hours long, but it keeps you always intrigued, I was never bored.

    As I said, this film revolves around…