Origin (2017) Short Review

Author: Dan Brown
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“Where do we come from? Where are we going?”

I read Origin in two days. Mind you, I’m a film student currently neck-deep in academic research, and yet, I could not put this one down.

Dan Brown is a favorite of mine since The Da Vinci Code, and he has arguably set a unique voice in contemporary literature by incorporating his love for the classics within an edgy and fast paced narrative, which still seems to be the core of his work with the Robert Langdon saga. Continue reading “Origin (2017) Short Review”

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Yorgos LanthimosEfthymis Filippou
Cast:  Nicole KidmanColin Farrell, Barry Keoghan

 

The newest feat by one-of-a-kind director Yorgos Lanthimos is actually as disturbing as apparently intended to be: inspired by a greek tragedy, it shows the characters inevitably marching towards a family related near impossible decision. This paired with Lanthimos’ stone-cold detachment in directing and writing creates a barren environment for a discussion that gets morally interesting, but ultimately too caught up in its own world for its own good.

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BiteSize Recommends (4) – Movies

Hello.

So I wanted to write a full review on these three titles, but I’m lazy. Therefore, the following movies are strongly recommended:

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Get Out (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Jordan Peele
Written by: Jordan Peele

 

This movie stirred up a lot of hype when it came out, and as soon as I began watching it, I understood why: it basically addresses a pressing racial issue with an incredibly creative, out of the box and moving narrative, featuring great dialogues and performances.

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You (2014) Short Review

Author: Caroline Kepnes
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I loved this book for so many reasons. The way it was written, the main characters, the references, the facts… In You, Kepnes built an incredibly interesting writing structure – it reminded me of Fight Club because of its stream of consciousness characteristic, although I enjoyed You‘s writing better altogether (!).

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