Split (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Split (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson

Runtime: 116 min

James McAvoy plays Kevin, a man with a genetic disease which allows him to have multiple personalities. His trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), knows 23 of them, but there's one hidden from everyone who desires to dominate over all the others. Compelled by one of his personalities, Kevin abducts three girls, where Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) becomes their leader to try and escape the "crazy" man.

Is this the return to form by M. Night Shyamalan, who has been struggling for more than a decade to release a major success? Is Split the movie that brings him back to the spotlight?

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Unbreakable (2000) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Unbreakable (2000) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring:  Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

Runtime: 107 min

M. Night Shyamalan brings us the original story of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), the sole survivor of a train crash that killed hundreds of people ... To the surprise of everyone, he managed to survive the accident without a single scratch.

When Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), an apparently crazy comic-book collector, comes to him with an unbelievable explanation to why he escaped unharmed, things change and a very mysterious story unfolds.

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A Ghost Story (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

A Ghost Story (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

Runtime: 87 min

David Lowery tells the story of a recently deceased man (Casey Affleck) that returns as a white-sheeted ghost to his home. He is lost in time and he has to watch life go by as well as his wife's pain.

It is a journey through memory and history, confronting life's fundamental questions and reflecting on love and grief.

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto

Runtime: 163 min

Denis Villeneuve brings back Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard) to a Blade Runner sequel, 35 years after the release of the (at the time) underrated and misunderstood original.

Blade Runner 2049 occurs 30 years after the events of the first movie and it tells the mysterious adventure of Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who goes on a quest to find Deckard, following a long-buried secret that can induce chaos in the society.

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mother! (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

mother! (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson

Runtime: 115 min

Darren Aronofsky directs and writes mother!, a story about an apparently peaceful couple's relationship that is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home and disrupt their life.

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It (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

It (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Bill Skarsgård

Runtime: 135 min

From Stephen King's very famous novel of the same name, It is the story of a group of kids that need to face their biggest fears in order to save their city from Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), a terrifying clown that has been murdering people for centuries.

Is this film yet another miserable King's adaptation or is it able to break the most recent curse?

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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant

Runtime: 119 min

The title says it all. Patrick Hughes tells the story of Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), one of the best hitman in the world, and his newly acquired bodyguard, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds).

After years of being on the opposite side of the bullet, they end up needing to team up in order to take down a bigger threat by the name of Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman), a very violent Eastern European dictator.

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The Dark Tower (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

The Dark Tower (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley

Runtime: 95 min

Another adaptation from a Stephen King's book and this time it's a big one. The Dark Tower tells the story of a gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who has been protecting a tower that holds the universe together, from the Man in Black, also known as Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey).

With every world's fate at stake, a final battle between good and evil starts, as Roland tries to defend the tower one last time.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer

Runtime: 137 min

Luc Besson directs the very famous comic book series that tells the adventure of Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), two special agents that are charged with the protection of the human territories in the universe.

One mission takes them to the ever-growing city Alpha, a metropolis that has been holding different races and species throughout centuries, where knowledge, culture and intelligence are shared. A "virus" appears to be expanding in the center of the city and the agents have to rush to identify its source and save not just Alpha, but the whole universe.

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Baby Driver (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Baby Driver (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx

Runtime: 113 min

Edgar Wright brings us Baby (Ansel Elgort), an incredibly talented getaway driver that uses his personal music to drive at the sound of the beat.

When Doc (Kevin Spacey) forces Baby to continue to do some heists, the latter must face everything and everyone in order to save his life and his loved ones.

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