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Slate (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): The way of a heroine

South Korean independent film “Slate” is a little fun action fantasy tale which does its job better than expected in its modest genre playground. While clearly reminiscent of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) due to its fantasy story premise, the … Continue reading

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The Bad Guys (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Can they possibly be…. good?

DreamWorks animation feature film “The Bad Guys” is fairly predictable in terms of story and characters, but I must admit that it made me chuckle more than once during my viewing. As the comic story about a bunch of criminal … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): In the Multiverse of Blandness

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” does not bore or entertain me much as another mundane Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) product. Sure, there are occasional moments of interest, but the movie is also limited by not only numerous previous … Continue reading

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The Lost City (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A novelist’s unexpected adventure

“The Lost City” gives us as much as we expected from its trailer. Clearly influenced by Robert Zemeckis’ “Romancing the Stone” (1984), the movie tries a little comic adventure tale while playing a bit with its genre conventions, and the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Not much secret or wonder

There was a time when we eagerly waited a new Harry Potter movie. Although many of us were well aware of what we would get, we were still enthralled and excited as watching many wondrous details of the fantasy world … Continue reading

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Ambulance (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Another usual stuff from Michael Bay

Hollywood blockbuster action films need more than being loud, busy, and bombastic these days, and Michael Bay’s latest film “Ambulance” fails to do that despite all the sound and the fury hurled at us. While it is a little better … Continue reading

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Black Crab (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A risk mission on the ice

Swedish Netflix film “Black Crab”, which was released a few days ago, does not bring anything particularly new to its gritty genre territory, and that was rather disappointing to me when I watched it in one early morning. Although it … Continue reading

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The Batman (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A very noirish Batman movie

“The Batman” is palpably drenched in sheer darkness and grittiness from the beginning to the end, and I admire and appreciate that even though I have some reservation on its relentlessly grim style and rather sprawling narrative. I am not … Continue reading

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Special Delivery (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): She must deliver this kid to the end

South Korean film “Special Delivery”, whose theatrical release in South Korea was incidentally delayed for around 2 years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a competent genre product to be appreciated for its taut and efficient handling of story … Continue reading

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The Matrix Resurrection (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Matrix Rehashed

“The Matrix Resurrection” is more or less than a rehashed product mixed with some self-conscious stuffs to amuse any fan of the previous trilogy for a while. Although it is engaging and ambitious to some degree thanks to several intriguing … Continue reading

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