Monthly Archives: May 2014

Escape from Tomorrow (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : One freaky day at Disney World

 “Escape from Tomorrow” is a curious work resulted from one small, interesting attempt, and this little independent film was made under the limited conditions which could have made its production quite impossible from the start. The people behind it had … Continue reading

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Enemy (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Cold, abstract bafflement surrounding two dopplegangers

 It is both creepy and fascinating to encounter someone who looks exactly like you, and that is the main source of intrigue and tension in Denis Vilenueve’s little moody film “Enemy”. We know that something bad is going to happen … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : X-Men reset/recharged

 As the latest attempt to boost the franchise which was started 14 years ago, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a fairly entertaining film which mixes old things and new things through a familiar science fiction premise involved with a … Continue reading

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A Girl at My Door (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Can she help this desperate girl?

 South Korean film “A Girl at My Door” has an uneasy undercurrent behind its seemingly plain rural background, and that becomes more palpable as things get complicated for its distraught heroine and a young, problematic girl she pities and cares … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : It roars in its lumbering steps

 Gareth Edwards’ much-anticipated film “Godzilla” is a big monster flick wearing a big gray suit of disaster movie, and that combination feels awkward at times in spite of its several inspired moments to be watched. The movie intends to focus … Continue reading

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Ginger & Rosa (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): A turning point in their relationship and their world

 While we still have more than enough atomic bombs to wipe out the whole civilization of ours, there has not been any moment as fearful as the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Not long after seeing how destructive a small … Continue reading

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Approved for Adoption (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : An outsider between two countries

Some animation films try different things outside the usual territory for young audiences, and little Belgian animation feature film “Approved for Adoption”, which was released as “Couleur de peau: Miel” in Europe, is one of such works. It is not … Continue reading

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