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Snowpiercer Is A Must-See

Entertainment Weekly released its “Apocalypse Issue” this week with a Mad Max cover and various stories of zombies, plagues and disaster. The slate of apocalyptic, dystopian-future-set films is vast and often interchangeable. One issue that has yet to be exhausted in the last few years, however, is climate change. In comes the environmental warning, culture-meld that is Snowpiercer.

Written and directed by Joon-ho Bong (The Host; Memories of Murder) and based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer tackles climate change with fierce bleakness, often glaring at the audience with a stark warning of how carnal life can get in the darkest (and coldest) of hours. Continue reading


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I have always felt that the level of rampant suspicion and mistrust during the Cold War has been lost on those that did not personally witness it (myself included). Luckily, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sticks to realism instead of bowing to the typical Hollywood spy movie mold. This is not your run-of-the-mill Bourne or Mission Impossible secret agent action blockbuster. TTSS is a nonstop psychological thriller focusing more on information collection than who can maim the most nameless goons. Continue reading

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