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Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl’s wondrous magic adventure

Right from its very first shot, Japanese animation feature film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”, the first work from Studio Ponoc, tries to follow the footsteps of Studio Ghibli, and the result is successful to some degrees. While its artistic … Continue reading

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When Han Solo was young…

Despite its rather troubled production process, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is fairly watchable on the whole, but it also feels redundant and unnecessary while not that terrific enough for recommendation. Although there are several entertaining moments in the film … Continue reading

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Deadpool 2 (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Cynical, irreverent, and tiresome as before

Whether you will like “Deadpool 2” or not depends on how much fun you had with “Deadpool” (2016). Unlike many others, I did not enjoy “Deadpool” much while also quite annoyed by its increasingly obnoxious self-conscious attitude, so I became … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An ambitious but mixed cliffhanger

“Avengers: Infinity War”, the 19th feature film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), attempts to be a big, ambitious cliffhanger for whatever will come in the next year, but it does not entirely work well as trying to juggle too … Continue reading

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Ready Player One (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Ready for entertainment?

Steven Spielberg’s new film “Ready Player One” is an exhilarating eye candy stuffed with various goodies to enjoy and appreciate. Although this is not something as sublime as Spielberg’s great blockbuster films such as “Jaws” (1975) and “Raiders of the … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): More Jaegers – and more Kaijus

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is as good as you can expect from a conventional but serviceable blockbuster product. While it is not as ambitious or spirited as its predecessor, the movie provides enough amount of action to entertain you, and I … Continue reading

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Black Panther (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Black Panther…

“Black Panther”, the latest superhero movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise, is quite different from those usual blockbuster products from the MCU franchise. Not only just entertaining but also very distinctive in many aspects, the movie distinguishes itself … Continue reading

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