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Suspiria (2018)

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Writers: David Kajganich (script), Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi (1977 script)

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton Angela Winkler, Lutz Ebersdorf, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz

Cert: 18

Running time: 152mins

Year: 2018



What’s the story: 1977, Berlin. Susie Bannion (Johnson) arrives at the Markos Dance Academy, not knowing it is run by witches.

What’s the verdict: Remake Suspiria at your peril was the consensus opinion. Director David Gordon Green realised that and abandoned his attempt, having more success with 2018’s Halloween remake-sequel. Darren Aronofsky paid homage in Black Swan rather than tackling head-on.

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece is too delirious, too of-a-moment, too one-man’s-vision to be effectively replicated decades later...

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The-Tale-of-Princess-Kaguya---Isao-Takhata,posterDirector: Isao Takahata

Writer: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi

Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Darren Criss (English language version), Aki Asakura, Tatasuya Nakadai, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto

Cert: U

Running time: 137mins

Year: 2013

    

The lowdown: 80 year old Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s probable swansong happens to be his finest movie. A bold, enchanting, retelling of the one thousand year old Japanese folktale The Bamboo Cutter, it’s as fresh as Frozen and as visually daring as the best of Pixar. Magical, thrilling for all ages and captivating throughout, if Studio Ghibli does shut up shop for good now Hayao Miyazaki has retired, this is a wonderful film to bow out on.

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The full verdict: Less well-known than Hayao Miyazaki, Isa...

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The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer - posterDirector: Antoine Fuqua

Writer: Richard Wenk

Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Czokas, Johnny Skourtis, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman

Cert: 15

Running time: 131mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: If you liked Law Abiding Citizen, you should go ballistic for this graphic Equalizer. Denzel Washington steps into Edward Woodward’s formidable shoes in a big budget overhaul of the 80s TV favourite. He and Training Day director Antoine Fuqua deliver a rampage of Old Testament justice that sees Washington’s Robert McCall declaring war on the evil Russian mobsters who threaten the nice folk of his sleepy Boston suburb. They never stood a chance.

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The full verdict: Vigilante lionizer? Then you’ll be an Equalizer rhapsodizer watching Denzel as a power tool utilizer, Russian mob chastis...

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Carrie (2013)

Carrie 2013 - Chloe Grace Moretz, quad posterDirector: Kimberley Pierce

Writer(s): Lawrence D. Cohen, Robert Aguirre-Sacasa

Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, Judy Greer

Cert: 15

Running time: 100mins

Year: 2013

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