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Logan (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Wolverine on gritty, elegiac mode

Besides being the best work in the X-men series, “Logan” is possibly the best superhero film since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. While there are several top-notch action sequences in the film, story and characters always come first, and that is … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s so nice to see you again, Mr. Wick

In my review on “John Wick” (2014), I wrote, “While it is strewn with lots of dead or injured bodies, “John Wick” looks more like a stylish joke as I reflect more on its rather amusing aspects after watching it.” … Continue reading

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The Lego Batman Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Batman’s relationship matters

As I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie”, my mind often went back to when I watched “The Lego Movie” three years ago. I did not expect much when I watched its trailer, but then I heard some good words … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The origin story of another Marvel Comics hero

“Doctor Strange” is your average origin story of another Marvel Comics hero. Again, we get 1) a long background story on how our hero comes to accept his destiny, 2) an obligatory middle part where he learns more about his … Continue reading

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Children of Men (2006) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dystopian world with no future

Science fiction films about dystopian world are dime a dozen in these days, but not many of them can surpass the sheer verisimilitude of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men”, which has become more relevant since it came out 10 years … Continue reading

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Keanu (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Isn’t it cute?

If you have followed my inconsequential twitter account, you probably know that I have considerable affection toward cats. While I also like dogs to some degrees, I cannot help but look closer at cat whenever I happen to spot it … Continue reading

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The Age of Shadows (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Comrade or Foe?

Apparently influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville’s great film “The Army of Shadows” (1969), South Korean film “The Age of Shadows” tells us a gray melancholic tale of underground organization members who must be very careful in every step for their dangerous … Continue reading

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