Monthly Archives: December 2020

Farewell Amor (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Still separated from each other

“Farewell Amor”, which is currently available on MUBI, is a small but intimate emigrant drama about three good people struggling with the widening personal gaps among them. As the movie calmly and sensitively observes them one by one, we get … Continue reading

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Soul (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another sublime Pixar animation film

“Soul”, the latest work from Pixar Animation Studios, is funny and sublime in its seemingly simple tale of life and music. Although it does not reach to the level of those great Pixar animation films such as “Up” (2009), “Inside … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They are surely heroes

Netflix film “We Can Be Heroes”, which was released on this Christmas, often tickled and entertained me more than I expected. While this is basically a kiddie version of “The Avengers” (2012), it did a better job of juggling various … Continue reading

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Wolfwalkers (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An enchanting animation film packed with wolves

Animation feature film “Wolfwalkers” is a sheer pleasure for your eyes. As a cell animation film full of mood and details, the film is packed with numerous gorgeous moments to dazzle and impress you in addition to being quite engaging … Continue reading

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La Llorona (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little spooky horror film from Guatemala

“La Llorona”, which was selected as the Guatemalan entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar in this year, is a little spooky horror film which reflects one dark historical past via its effective ghost story. Filled with unnerving ambiance from … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She is back – with less wonder and excitement

To be frank with you, it feels like a long time ago when I and many other audiences were looking forward to watching “Wonder Woman 1984” early in this year. The movie was supposed to be released around the world … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Behind Biosphere 2

Matt Wolf’s documentary film “Spaceship Earth” presents a fascinating story behind Biosphere 2, an American Earth system science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. The documentary is often amusing during its first half as delving into an interesting tale surrounding … Continue reading

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A Hidden Life (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A meditative resistance

Terrence Malick’s latest film “A Hidden Life” is a meditative drama film which calmly and austerely explores its religious/spiritual themes via the real life of one ordinary man who chose to stick to his belief despite being aware of the … Continue reading

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Undine (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An uneven misfire by Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold’s “Undine” alternatively frustrated and fascinated me when I watched it at a local theater during this afternoon. While I enjoyed its odd mix of romance and fantasy to some degree, I was also distracted by how its rather … Continue reading

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Summer of 85 (2020) ☆☆(2/4): That tedious summer….

François Ozon’s latest film “Summer of 85” is utterly disappointing to say the least. As a coming-of-age queer drama, it is so bland and lackadaisical that, if you have admired and enjoyed some of Ozon’s works like I have, you … Continue reading

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