Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Foreign, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer is one of the most grounded science fiction films of recent memory. The first time director has referred to his work as ”science fiction with many anchors in today’s reality.” He isn’t joking. In the future according to Sleep Dealer, Mexico is walled off, their ... Read More
Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), Action, Action-Adventure, Foreign, Horror, Monster Madness, Reviews.
Chaw (NR) Running Time: 121 min. Directed by: Jeong-Won Shin Starring: Tae-Woong Eom, Yoon Jae-Moon, Yu-mi Jeong, Earl Wayne Ording Cinematography: Barry Stone Mobster's Rating: Before launching into Jeong-Won Shin’s B-movie bonanza Chaw, I believe a word of caution is in order. For those expecting a schlocky horror film like Razorback or possibly ... Read More
Posted On 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (NR) Running Time:150 min Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Written by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel Mobster's Rating: Although the title summons a vibe of the mythic, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time ... Read More
Posted On 23 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, Classic, Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy.
Mobster's Rating: There’s much talk about “The Artist” being a silent, black and white film that happens to have been made in 2011. This is technically true, but to describe it as such is to suggest that it’s an artifact or an antique. It isn’t. Although it borrows the exact ... Read More
Posted On 15 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1994, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Crime, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: What is it that makes a film ‘scary’? I don’t mean simple jump thrills or a little bit of goose-pimples. What I’m talking about is that tight-chest, metallic taste in the mouth, primal fear that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go. It’s the kind of anxiety ... Read More
Posted On 25 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 4 Stars (Phenomenal), 60's, By Genre, By Star Rating, Classic, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobsters Rating: Would you like to hear a ghost story? Look around; the days are soon to shorten, the leaves to color and then fall, and the chill of winter is already intruding. There is really no better time for one. And this one, I promise, you will like. It’s a ... Read More
Posted On 30 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, By Genre, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Our reviewer across the pond, Jarv, sent in this review and it sounds like a doozy. It's apparently a psychological horror film in the vein of The Wicker Man, and sounds like a mix of modern indie filmmaking and 70's existential thrillers. I'm personally intrigued by this, and anxious to see it. There's been ... Read More
Posted On 18 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
MOBSTERS RATING: I walked into King of Devil's Island expecting either supernatural warriors or maybe a giant monkey or dinosaur. But Marius Holst’s new Norwegian drama is something more mundane and altogether different. What's more, it's better for it. Based on a real revolt at a youth correctional facility on the ... Read More
Posted On 04 Dec 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 2010, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Drama, Foreign, Western.
Either you're gonna love The Warrior's Way or walk out on it. No middle ground here, ladies and gentlemen.
Posted On 09 Aug 2010 By Bartleby. Under 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Features, Foreign, Reviews, Romantic Comedy.
Negative Happy, Chainsaw Edge may look like hyperactive horror fantasy but in reality theres a sweet and heartfelt teen romance hiding inside this frantic cult adventure
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Crime, Drama, Features, Foreign, Reviews.
Jacques Audiard's A Prophet is a relentless and thrilling look at relationships within the confines of a brutal prison system. It is one of the year's most emotionally powerful films.
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