Monthly Archives: July 2020

Greyhound (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An average World War II drama starring Tom Hanks

“Greyhound”, which was initially supposed to be released in US theaters in last month but then released instead on Apple TV+ in last week due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reminds me again of what a good movie star actor … Continue reading

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Relic (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Something is festering in her mother’s old house…

Like any good horror movies, Australian horror film “Relic” establishes story, mood, and character first. As slowly letting us get to know more about the strained relationships among its three main characters, the movie gradually dials up the level of … Continue reading

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Vivarium (2019) ☆☆(2/4): Trapped and isolated in hellish suburbia

I usually try not to expect too much from a movie, but “Vivarium” disappointed me a lot in more than one way. While some of you may admire how it willingly pushes its story promise as much as it can … Continue reading

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Peninsula (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Welcome to Korean zombieland

South Korean film “Peninsula”, a sequel to director/co-writer Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” (2016), is a typical mix of action movie and zombie horror flick. Although, as I told you many times before, I have been rather tired of zombies … Continue reading

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The Beach House (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little foggy horror film on the beach

Right from the very beginning, “The Beach House” announces to us that something bad is going to happen, and it surely delivers a fair share of terror and dread as expected. While it is rather superficial in terms of story … Continue reading

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Archive (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A guy and his three robots

“Archive” reminds us of many other recent similar SF flicks but never distinguishes itself enough in my humble opinion. While its story promise was intriguing enough to draw my attention when I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, the … Continue reading

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The Old Guard (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A fairly refreshing superhero flick from Netflix

Netflix movie “The Old Guard”, which was released on last Friday, is a fairly refreshing superhero flick which actually tries a number of different things within its by-the-numbers origin story. While it is rather predictable at times, the movie is … Continue reading

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her urgent matter to deal with

Here is a little but extraordinary film you must watch right now. Phlegmatically observing a desperate and frustrating journey of two adolescent girls seeking abortion, Eliza Hittman’s latest film “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” will hit you hard with several restrained … Continue reading

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Saint Frances (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her complicated summer days of babysitting

The heroine of “Saint Frances” often feels uncertain and confused as trying to deal with several complicated matters of her ongoing life, and I like the movie for observing her and her life matters with forthright honesty and a bit … Continue reading

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Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Walter Mercado

Netflix documentary film “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” looks around the life and career of Walter Mercado, who was an iconic cultural figure for 120 million Latino TV viewers around the world. Although I must confess that … Continue reading

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