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reviewed The Orphanage. May 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Orphanage
**** out of ****     We ask a lot out of the horror genre and the filmmakers involved, and often get nothing in return. Remakes are not what we want, and neither are meaningless exercises …
reviewed The Orphanage. April 21, 2011
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The Orphanage
The old stone mansion that once was an orphanage sits isolated within its ill-kempt gardens and grounds. The abandoned lighthouse on the cliff not far away no longer shines a beacon. The cave below and …
reviewed The Orphanage. May 08, 2009
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The Orphanage
The Orphanage (El Orphanato) - the feature film debut from Spanish director J.A. Bayona - is, in essence, an old-fashioned haunted house movie, dripping with atmosphere and wonderfully unsettling.   The …
reviewed The Orphanage. January 23, 2009
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The Orphanage
THE ORPHANAGE is the latest supernatural film from Spain which definitely has the feel of Guillermo del Toro's influence. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, based on the screenplay by Sergio Sanchez; the …
reviewed Re-Cycle. January 18, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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     After the rather disappointing "The Eye 10" and the abysmal "The Messengers", brothers Oxide and Danny Pang returns with "RE-CYCLE" (2006). The Pang bros. are identical twins …
reviewed The Orphanage. January 09, 2009
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The Orphanage
Guillermo del Toro got behind this movie for good reason. It witfully dances around the unknown, then leads you down a gnarly path twist by twist. Very well done, and look forward to watching it again. …
reviewed OneChanbara. December 21, 2008
posted in ASIANatomy
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      The film is based on the manga that became a popular PS2 game in Japan. Directed by Youhei Fukuda, the film "OneChanbara the movie" (aka. Chanbara Beauty, Hong Kong …
reviewed The Orphanage. December 03, 2008
The Orphanage
Pros: Acting, plot, pacing, art direction, cinematography      Cons: Some of the imagery is heavy handed and only a little heavy handed      The Bottom Line: …
reviewed The Orphanage. October 07, 2008
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The Orphanage
The Orphanage, does bring sophistication in ghost stories which is rarely heard of, but Guillermo Del Toro manages to pull it off time and time again, and somehow he even managed to inject his magic into …
reviewed The Orphanage. May 10, 2008
The Orphanage
Excellent Spanish gothic film by first time director Juan Antonia Bayona that feels like and Edgar Allan Poe poem. Along the lines of "The Devil's Backbone (Special Edition), and The Others (Two-Disc …
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