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Justice League (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): DCEU on recovery (sort of)

While it is basically a 2-hour teaser, “Justice League” is a little better than expected. Although there are several glaring flaws due to its problematic storytelling, it is thankfully not as ponderous and joyless as that bloated mess called “Batman … Continue reading

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Baby Driver (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A slick, efficient jukebox action movie

“Baby Driver” delighted and excited me. Here is a slick, efficient jukebox action movie which mixes familiar genre elements in a way a lot more refreshing and thrilling than expected, and it is electrifying to watch how it deftly and … Continue reading

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Atomic Blonde (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Brutal, Bruised, and Beautiful

“Atomic Blonde” is a gritty but stylish action film impressing us a lot with its colorful personality and bruised beauty. As the movie confidently moves from one narrative point to another along with its feisty, resourceful spy heroine, we are … Continue reading

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Hail, Caesar!

The recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes series has been one of the most interesting cases of reboot during last 10 years. In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011), the franchise successfully recharged itself with considerable … Continue reading

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) ☆1/2(1.5/4): Another unbearable epic mess

It is an understatement to say that “Transformers: The Last Knight” is a cinematic equivalent of blunt instrument. This is another unbearable epic mess as brainlessly loud and bombastic as three previous sequels following “Transformers” (2007), and it will relentlessly … Continue reading

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The Mummy (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A mummy comes to London

“The Mummy”, a reboot of the Mummy series which is also the first installment in the Dark Universe film series of Universal Studios, is dour, bland, and joyless while not proving anything particularly fun or scary. This unexciting blockbuster product … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Wonder Woman!

Besides being more exciting and exhilarating than expected, “Wonder Woman” finally gives what its genre has desperately needed during recent years: strong, independent female superhero character. While this is another quintessential origin story, the movie is refreshing mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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