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In Dreams

1999 / 100m - USA
Thriller, Horror
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Mona Lisa

1986 / 104m - UK
Mona Lisa poster

Not a bad UK crime flick. It's one of those films where the lead spirals into the seedy corners of the criminal underworld, and thanks to a solid performance by Hoskins and the confident direction of Jordan it becomes an interesting journey. Nothing too original or unique, but I expected a lot less.

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When George is finally released from prison, he has trouble finding a job. He becomes the driver of a local call girl, but he has trouble maintaining a professional relationship. He commits to saving a friend of the girl, but by doing so he has to cross a local criminal, who isn't too happy with George's meddling.

The cast is on point, the story builds up nicely and there are some memorable moments, even though the film sticks to what is known to work. I'm not sure if it's a film that will leave a strong impression, but it didn't bore me while watching, which is more than I can say of most of its peers. Solid.

The Crying Game

1992 / 112m - UK
Crime, Drama
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A peculiar film that takes a while to show its true face. It's not a film that stood out to me for any other reason than being unsure where it would go next, but somehow that was enough to keep me entertained. I'm sure a better director could've done more with the material at hand though.

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Jody is a British soldier who is apprehended by the IRA. Fergus has to stand guard and keep an eye on him, but he is only an IRA volunteer and the two men develop a bond. Jody makes Fergus promise that should anything happen to him, Fergus is to seek out Jody's wife to tell her about his fate.

The performances are decent but nothing too special and the presentation is pretty bland. It's a shame, as there are some fun twists and turns that kept me guessing what else the film would have in store. The result is an easy watch, but it could've been a lot better in the hands of someone with a more distinct vision.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles poster

A different kind of vampire film. I watched it when I was a lot younger, but it didn't do much for me then. It's not really a film that has improved with age either. The premise is rather interesting, but the safe and Hollywood-appropriate handling of the material makes it somewhat of a bore.

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The film tells the story of Louis, a vampire who got turned by Lestat. Faced with a choice to die or to live on as a vampire, Louis chooses to live on, but he can't get used to his new companion and decides to live on animal blood only. Louis feels down, until he finds a different clan of vampires living in Paris.

Interview with the Vampire is a bit more lavish compared to other Hollywood productions, almost twenty years later it's hardly impressive to look at. The performances are mediocre, the runtime excessive and the horror elements underdeveloped. It's not terrible, just plain and unexciting.


2012 / 118m - UK
Byzantium poster

The Company of Wolves

1984 / 95m - UK
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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