‘Inferno’ Trailer

The “Inferno” trailer…or, perhaps, more accurately: the whole movie in 2 minutes and 23 seconds…

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“The Conjuring 2” Review

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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

<<This review may contain implicit spoilers>>

13 November 1974: the killing by Ronald DeFeo Jr. of his family in Amityvile, New York. This is one of the most known investigative cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), a famous couple of paranormal investigators. However, this time the event takes place three years after, in 1977, in the London Borough of Enfield, UK: a working-class family is plagued by the mysterious happenings in their house: tappings, strange voices, broken toys, flying objects…and, young Janet Hodgson (11) (Madison Wolfe), unwittingly becoming the “focus” of their home’s evil spirit. Basing the film on a true story and being supported by a very talented cast, director James Wan once again shows that he is the director to be reckoned with when it comes to the modern film industry’s traditional horror genre.

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“Tale of Tales” Mini-Review

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Tale of Tales (2015)

**SPOILER ALERT**

Directed by Matteo Garrone, best known for his raw crime drama Gomorrah (2008), Tale of Tales or Il Racconto dei Racconti is a fantasy horror film which comprises three main stories seemingly running in parallel. The first story starts with the Queen (Salma Hayek) and King (John C. Reilly) of the kingdom Longtrellis, desperately wanting a child but who cannot have one, thereby resorting to extreme clandestine measures of killing a sea monster and consuming its heart to have a son, whose identical twin is also the son of a servant woman. Another story tells of the King of the kingdom Highhills (Toby Jones) arranging a tournament to wed his only daughter Violet (Bebe Cave) by making participants guess the large creature whose skin is on display – the skin is that of a flea. The third story centers on two elderly sisters who live calmly away from a public eye only for their peace to be shuttered when one of the sisters becomes bewitched and transformed into a young beauty (Stacy Martin) who, in turn, becomes the centre of affection for the lustful King of the kingdom Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel).

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‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer

“The Witch” Review

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The Witch (2015)

“The evil is closer to home than you think…but you will have to wait for it.”

The Witch” is a new horror movie by the director/writer Robert Eggers. Hailed as unconventional, but totally haunting and compelling by critics, it tells a story of a family of seven living in 1630s in New England. The family leaves their community to pursue independent living, but find a lot of hardship along the way, largely caused by supernatural powers. Although the picture has tons of things to brag about, its muddy premise, that largely relies on borrowed ideas, and unexciting horror thrills, make the movie a cinematic experience that is unconvincing and unsatisfying, although very admirable in its realism, style and presentation.

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‘The Neon Demon’ Trailer

“The Neon Demon” is this year’s contender in the Festival de Cannes; Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive” (2011)), the movie also stars Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves.

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