Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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Klaus (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A likable Santa Claus origin story

Netflix animation feature film “Klaus”, which was released on Netflix early in this November, is more entertaining than I expected. Although it is surely your average Christmas tale associated with the origin of Santa Claus, the film distinguishes itself to … Continue reading

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I Lost My Body (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A hand looking for its body

French animation feature film “I Lost My Body”, which won the Nespresso Grand Prize when it was shown in the International Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival early in this year (It is incidentally the first animation film … Continue reading

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Frozen 2 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A watchable sequel with several good things

When Oscar-winning Disney animation film “Frozen” (2013) came out six years ago, I was not as enthusiastic as many other audiences and reviewers, but I did appreciate a number of good things in that unexpectedly popular animation film. Besides its … Continue reading

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