Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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In Fabric (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A spooky cursed dress

Peter Strickland’s new film “In Fabric” is as odd and compelling as you can expect from the filmmaker who gave us “Berberian Studio Sound” (2012) and “The Duke of Burgundy” (2014). Like these two films, the movie is full of … Continue reading

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Palm Springs (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stuck together in a time loop

“Palm Springs” is a smart and funny comedy film which deftly handles a story promise which has been quite familiar to us since “Groundhog Day” (1993). Mainly driven by the good comic chemistry between its two appealing lead performers, the … Continue reading

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Trolls World Tour (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Here come more trolls

Animation feature film “Trolls World Tour”, which is an expected sequel to “Trolls” (2016), is packed with lots of colorful and fluffy stuffs in addition to various of types of music as required. During its first 30 minutes, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Gretel & Hansel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy variation of one familiar fairy tale

“Gretel & Hansel” is a creepy variation of one fairy tale quite familiar to many of us. While staying true to the darkness of its original story by the Brothers Grimm, the movie tries a number of different things in … Continue reading

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Onward (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A passable work from Pixar Studios

Pixar Studios Animation film “Onward”, which was finally released yesterday in South Korean theaters after several months of delay caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, did not surprise me much, and that was a surprise for me. Although the film … Continue reading

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Away (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little one-man-band animation film

Latvian independent animation film “Away” looks pretty simple on the surface, but it will surprise and impress you a lot when you learn more about how it was made during its four-year production period. Although it is occasionally hampered by … Continue reading

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Not a failure at all

“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”, which is currently available on Disney+, is a witty and whimsical comedy film which will entertain not only its target audiences but also other audiences out there. While it is as broad and simple as … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Overwrought and middling

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, which is belatedly released in South Korea this week, is an overwrought and middling finale to what has excited and entertained us during last four years. After “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) and … Continue reading

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here we go again

“Jumanji: The Next Level”, which is a sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), tries to entertain us as much as its predecessor, and it accomplishes its mission a little better than I thought. Although its setting is not … Continue reading

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