Review Of Monsieur Spade

The first episodes of Monsieur Spade indicate the possibility of having an aging Dashiell Hammett’s famous private detective Sam Spade in a small town in southern France and have him observe its secrets. However, this subsequent book following the greatest ever detective novel by Hammett, The Maltese Falcon, rapidly disintegrates. Even Clive Owen’s great acting …

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The Concierge Review

In Tsuchika Nishimura’s manga The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store, anthropomorphic animals are served by the titular shopping center and its staff. Production I.G.’s anime adaptation, The Concierge, may have been only a fraction as long as the comic which ran for almost two years, but it turned out to be a hilariously well-made rendition …

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Pluto Review

The pioneer Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, which is a manga that has lasted for over sixty years has been captivating many generations of fans and inspiring several careers like Naoki Urasawa’s. In the early 2000s, after creating his classic manga Monster, Urasawa conceived the idea for Pluto, which reimagined Astro Boy series “The Greatest Robot …

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The Curse Review

“Do you just think that you can act without consequences?” she asked him one evening, as the threads of their life began to fray. It is a query that sounds throughout not only their home improvement project but also the very soul of their shattered lives. The couple-to-be desires to announce themselves on HGTV with …

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Civil War Review

Instead, we are left in the dark as to what exactly caused this civil strife termed by Alex Garland, both a feature and flaw of his film. It is because one can fill in the blanks that make it effective; by having ‘unexplained’ reasons why the United States got torn apart into three factions, it …

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