Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

Greta (2018) ☆☆(2/4): She won’t be ignored…

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I know well that some bad thriller films like “Basic Instinct 2” (2006) can be categorized as ‘so-bad-so-good’, but Neil Jordan’s latest film “Greta” is not even that bad enough to amuse or tickle me. … Continue reading

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The Wandering Earth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy but ambitious SF spectacle from China

Chinese film “The Wandering Earth” is a goofy but ambitious SF movie which deserves some kudos for trying to reach to the level of your typical Hollywood blockbuster SF film. Although it is sometimes a little too cheesy and corny … Continue reading

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Shadow (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The tale of a shadow

Zhang Yimou’s latest film “Shadow” is a moody but compelling period drama packed with distinctive style and atmosphere to be savored. When it was quietly released in South Korea around the end of last year, I and many other audiences … Continue reading

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Damsel (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An offbeat western comedy with some surprise

At first, “Damsel” looks like your typical western tale. A guy comes into the Wild West for getting back a woman he loves, and we are accordingly served with several episodic moments which remind us of how difficult it is … Continue reading

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