CinemAddicts 203: ‘Dead Shot’ And ‘Birth/Rebirth’ Topline Must See Movie Week

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For CinemAddicts episode 203, we have two movies that all of us love and hopefully you might find entertaining as well. Dead Shot is an action thriller starring Felicty Jones, Mark Strong, Colin Morgan, and Aml Ameen. Marin Ireland and Judy Reyes headline birth/rebirth. Check out our latest podcast episode for the reviews and more movie coverage!

Dead Shot centers on a retired Irish paramilitary named Michael (Colin Morgan) who returns to service after the killing of his pregnant wife by a British Sergeant named Tempest (Aml Ameen). Tempest will be brought under charges unless he joins an official’s (Mark Strong) clandestine police unit. Michael is out for revenge, and his handler (Felicity Jones) has the information to finding Tempest. Unless Michael commits a terrorist act for his organization, the Tempest’s whereabouts will be under lock and key.

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Directed and written by Tom Guard and Charles Guard, the duo behind the underrated thriller The Uninvited, Dead Shot is a lean, unforgiving, and elevated action thriller. It hits theaters Friday and will be available On Demand and Digital. We gave Dead Shot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. If you dig movies like The Departed and Get Carter, this might be the film for you. Let us know your thoughts on the movie!

Birth/rebirth features Marin Ireland as Rose, a pathologist who is obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. She finds her perfect body in six-year-old Lila (A.J. Lister) who has died from bacterial meningitis. Celie (Judy Reyes) is the nurse who discovers her daughter’s corpse is missing and catches Rose red handed. The pair form an uneasy alliance to bring Lila back to life no matter what the cost.

The film marks Laura Moss’ feature directing debut, and it’s an audacious beginning. Ireland and Reyes deliver locked in performances, and the two characters are well etched. If you are expecting a horror/slasher experience, this may not appeal to you. Birth/rebirth is more of a tense and immersive character study of these two women, and we were all transfixed by this experience. Bruce and I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ and Eric threw down a perfect score with ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Other films reviewed this episode include The Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher version), a short film named Elephant (suggested by one of the Guard brothers), Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, and Bones and All.

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