The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower is completely fucked up. I don’t mean that in a good way. Filmed in Romania, it stars Rachel Weisz as a police officer in a private security company hired by the UN after the war in Bosnia Herzegovina. It’s largely a lawless environment, and the men she has to work with are casual…

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Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful is set about 20 years before Dorothy gets whisked away to the magical kingdom by the tornado – so it’s kind of an “Oz origins” story. It tells how the “wizard” – actually a ridiculously crass, greedy and utterly ineffectual conman called Oscar Diggs – arrives in Oz and finds…

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Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy is something of a slow burn. It takes its time to build up the back story – which is that the appearance of Jason Bourne in Manhattan in the third part of the series has prompted a complete termination of the Treadstone Project and all of the agents operating within it. That…

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Agora

Set in 4th Century Alexandria, Agora tells the true tale of the woman Hypatia, a world-renowned astronomer, philosopher and teacher, who’s existence is shattered by the rising tide of religious animosity between Christian, Pagan and Jew. The rise of the monotheistic cults also marks the rise of mysogyny, and Hypatia – whose advanced thinking took…

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Braca Blum

Braca Blum – that’s Brothers Bloom in Serbian, if you really must know. A stylised con-com (confidence trick comedy), Bloom isn’t, to be honest, the kind of movie I’d normally rush out to see. But since it was made here in Serbia, and was premiering in Belgrade during the week – with the aimiable director…

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