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CPD’s John Hughes Blogathon: Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Who would have guessed that Baby’s Day Out (1994) was written and produced by John Hughes? Here’s another review for Cinema Parrot Disco‘s amazing John Hughes blogathon! As always, do check out all the other reviews and posts in this blogathon as they have been excellent. Lots of wonderful music, quotes, and reviews of eminently […]

Only God Forgives (2013): “Time to meet the devil.”

An intentionally symbolic story about revenge, Only God Forgives (2013, dir. Nicholas Winding Refn) is the story of Julian (Ryan Gosling), who runs a boxing club in Bangkok, Thailand, but also does quite a bit of drug smuggling on the side. When a member of his family is slaughtered, Julian’s mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) convinces him that […]