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Shadow in the Cloud (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): There is something on the bomber…

“Shadow in the Cloud” is a rather amusing mix of fantasy and war action film with some feminist touches to be appreciated. Although the resulting mix is not entirely successful on the whole, it is at least anchored well by … 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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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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The Hunt (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives

Craig Zobel’s new film “The Hunt” is a mildly amusing horror comedy about a bunch of liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives. While it looks promising as rapidly throwing a series of nice surprises during its first act, it comes to … Continue reading

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Mulan (2020) ☆☆(2/4): Stick to the animation version, please

“Mulan”, the live action remake version of the 1998 Disney animation film of the same name, is a pointless and unnecessary product which dissatisfies me a lot for many reasons. Although it is not incompetent at all in technical aspects … Continue reading

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Tenet (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An ambitiously confusing misfire from Christopher Nolan

I often felt impatient and baffled as watching Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet”, whose theatrical release was delayed for a while due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic before it is eventually set to be released in several countries including UK … Continue reading

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Okay Madam (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman with a particular set of skills

South Korean comedy action film “Okay Madam” flies all the way for our entertainment, and I appreciate that even while recognizing how silly and preposterous it actually is in many aspects. Sure, it is often a bit too goofy for … Continue reading

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Deliver Us From Evil (2019) ☆☆(2/4): Deliver Me From Mediocrity

South Korean film “Deliver Us From Evil” brings almost nothing to its genre territory without enough sense of fun or entertainment. Despite lots of efforts put into the screen, the overall result is so flat and pedestrian that I quickly … Continue reading

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Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A jumbled South Korean geopolitical thriller

South Korean film “Steel Rain 2: Summit”, which is a sort of retread instead of being a direct sequel to “Steel Rain” (2017), a jumbled geopolitical thriller which tries too many things at once. While it strives to maintain its … Continue reading

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Steel Rain (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A race against another Korean war

South Korean film “Steel Rain”, which I somehow missed when it was released in South Korean theaters around the end of 2017, is so fast, efficient, and urgent during its first half that it let me down during its middling … Continue reading

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