Tag Archives: Fantasy

Unicorn Store (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A whimsical mess

“Unicorn Store”, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2017 but only got released on Netflix yesterday, is a whimsical mess which is incoherent and confusing in terms of what is about as well as how … Continue reading

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Shazam! (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy lightweight superhero movie

“Shazam!”, the latest installment from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), is a lightweight superhero movie as funny and goofy as expected from its silly promise, and that is surely a nice fresh change compared to the grim ponderousness of “Batman … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) ☆☆(2/4): No wonder this time

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” promises a lot but does not deliver much in the end. So occupied with introducing new characters and establishing the ground for the next film of its franchise, the movie often lags and trudges … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Romantic? (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Isn’t it typical?

“Isn’t It Romantic?”, which was theatrically released in US in last month and then was released by Netflix outside US on last Thursday, is fairly watchable, but it is not as fresh as intended. While it initially seems to have … Continue reading

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Border (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two of a kind

Swedish film “Border”, which won the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year, is an odd mix of character drama and supernatural horror. Although its attempt to mix these two different genres is not … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Long time no see, Miss Poppins

“Mary Poppins Returns” is as delightful and exuberant as you can expect from a sequel to “Mary Poppins” (1964). Although it is often too familiar to surpass its beloved predecessor, the movie still has enough charm and spirit to engage … Continue reading

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s less awesome – but still fun

When “The Lego Movie” (2014) came in early 2014, it was one of major surprises during that year. I and others did not have much expectation at first, but, what do you know, the film turned out to be one … Continue reading

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