Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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Paddington 2 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A cuddlier sequel with more charm and warmth

“Paddington 2” is so genuinely cute, sincere, and charming that it is virtually impossible for me to say anything negative about it. This may sound like a complaint to you, but, folks, I am not complaining at all, and I … Continue reading

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Psychokinesis (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When he becomes a superdad

What if an ordinary guy suddenly gets superpower? South Korean film “Psychokinesis” seems to be ready to do something different with that familiar premise at first, but it only comes to spin its wheels due to its uneven mix of … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Mute beauty and the water beast

“The Shape of Water”, the latest film from Guillermo del Toro, is a haunting mix of fairy tale and love story with a bit of social commentary. While it does not entirely succeed in mixing its many different story elements … Continue reading

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Coco (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A lovely Mexican fantasy tale from Pixar

Alternatively enchanting and moving, “Coco” is another lovely work from Pixar Animation Studios. Right from its very first scene, I was instantly charmed by its colorful style and vibrant spirit, and that was just the beginning of more things to … Continue reading

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After Life (1998) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Before they go away

I remember well when I happened to watch Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “After Life” for the first time. I did not expect much when it was shown on TV during one hot Sunday afternoon of 2006, but I became intrigued by its … Continue reading

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another game begins…

There was a time when my taste in movies was rather immature. Around 1995, I became more serious about movies after getting exposed to the works of Alfred Hitchcock, but I also enjoyed some silly Hollywood blockbuster films such as … Continue reading

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