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Miv Evans

Miv Evans

Miv Evans is a British writer who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She has written 300+ film reviews and her debut novel was published in 2014.

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PHANTOM THREAD – Before Weinstein Got Outed

This story is about an iconic fashion designer who abuses those around him. Despite such abhorrent behavior, he finds happiness. This sends a message...
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LIFE – Trouble in Space

Life is a space horror that lacks just about everything. There's no growing tension and not a single twist or turn. It skips over...
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THE ASSIGNMENT – Styled in the Asylum

This is a pitch black idea. Had it been nurtured with realism and sprinkled with the minutiae of life, it could have made a...
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WILSON – Nobody’s Hero

The audience I watched this movie with remained in stony silence until the final, uninspiring end. So the producers calling it a comedy is...
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Little Sister – nun takes life too seriously

Little Sister is a movie about a nun, a pot smoking mom, a recluse and his over-sexed girlfriend, which are all great fodder for...
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The Siege of Jadotville – Courtesy of the Fighting Irish

The Siege of Jadotville, a David and Goliath story, unravels against a backdrop of international intrigue, corrupt politicians, inept military command.

Fences – could this be a Talk Show?

After being bombarded for 2 hours 19 minutes by incessant dialogue, I realized not only why theaters have an interval, but why they always...
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Nocturnal Animals: A Movie With No Beginning, Middle or End

The opening sequence of Nocturnal Animals shows a naked woman shaking her morbidly obese body for a lot longer than is comfortable to watch....
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Amanda Knox – Courting the Press

One of the reasons Netflix financed this documentary could be that Amanda Knox narrates in person. However, her presence is far from charismatic as...
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Blair Witch – Back in the Woods

The original Blair Witch Project is about a group of friends who vanish in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland. Obviously, if you're going...
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Bridget Jones’s Baby – She’s Back With a Bump!

There are no surprises, and there's definitely nothing in this movie we haven't seen before, but Bridget hasn't let us down and has aged...
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Dark Horse – a Welsh Conqueror, Documentary Review

Dark Horse is a fairy tale about a cleaning lady who wanted a racehorse, the kind villagers who helped her buy one, and a...
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OMAR, The Line Between Terrorist and Freedom Fighter

Hany Abu-Assad is a Palestinian filmmaker and, unsurprisingly, has some intriguing stories to tell. His lack of style might not be to everyone's taste...
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Eye in the Sky

This war story depicts violence at its most gentle; its most deadly and its most humane. Every choice that the characters make can be...
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YOUTH – An Aging Experience

Surreal sequences instead of theme, and pretentious vinaigrettes replace what should be a slice-of-life experience. It is art house, without the art, tedious to watch.
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The Danish Girl

This true story about a transgender man suffers badly from overkill. At two hours, it's too long; the music is too dramatic; the actors try too hard and there's much too much crying.
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Where to Invade Next – No Docbuster from Moore

Where to Invade Next hops from one topic to another, never lets the audience know what it's about and, after two hours of cinematic navel gazing, it's unlikely they care.
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The End of The Tour – a Bestselling Bomb

Despite mountains of dialogue, there's not a Twainesque insight to be found. This film has issues, serious issues, and they don't get better with time.
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Cartel Land Movie Review: A Mexican Robin Hood Story

Mexican Robin Hood encourages the inhabitants of Mexico to rise up against the cartels that are aided by the corrupt Mexican government, as people die.

Serena Film Review: A Lawrence/Cooper Tragedy

Hollywood has a reputation for producing stories with Happy Endings, so how this dark tale slipped through the net I have no idea. Perhaps the industry is so enamored with the over-rated Cooper/Lawrence alliance that they decided anything goes.