Tag Archives: Fantasy

Wendy (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A rough variation of Peter Pan tale

Behn Zeitlin’s new film “Wendy” attempts a raw and rough variation of that famous fantasy written by J.M. Barrie, and I admire that to some degree despite being frequently dissatisfied with the overall result. While it is often quite impressive … Continue reading

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Luca (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Pixar’s little Italian summer retreat

Pixar animation film “Luca” is a little crisp piece of work with some nice local period flavor to be appreciated. Although it is rather modest compared to Pixar Animation Studios’ more ambitious films such as “Wall-E” (2008) or “Inside Out” … Continue reading

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Pinocchio (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The creepy and bizarre version of a famous fairy tale

Matteo Garrone’s latest film “Pinocchio” is creepy and bizarre without much sense of fun and enchantment. While it is quite impressive to say the least in technical aspects (It was recently nominated for Best Costume and Best Makeup Oscar, by … Continue reading

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Over the Moon (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An forgettable family animation film from Netflix

Animation film “Over the Moon”, which was released on Netflix in last October, is so familiar and predictable to the core that my mind often went somewhere outside the film throughout its 100-minute running time. Although it initially draws our … Continue reading

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A colorful quest for trust and unity

Disney animation feature film “Raya and the Last Dragon”, which was supposed to be released around the end of the last year but then gets released in this month instead due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is charming and exuberant … Continue reading

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Godmothered (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She comes a bit too late…

“Godmothered”, which was released on Disney+ in last December, is a lightweight fantasy movie which turns out to be a bit better than expected. While it is surely reminiscent of another Disney fantasy film “Enchanted” (2007) in many aspects, the … Continue reading

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An adolescent version of Groundhog Day

When I happened to watch the trailer of “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” a few weeks ago, I could easily discern what I was going to get from it. The movie, which was released on Amazon Prime a few … Continue reading

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Shadow in the Cloud (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): There is something on the bomber…

“Shadow in the Cloud” is a rather amusing mix of fantasy and war action film with some feminist touches to be appreciated. Although the resulting mix is not entirely successful on the whole, it is at least anchored well by … Continue reading

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Me and Me (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A lazy and pointless labyrinth of nightmare (or whatever)

South Korean film “Me and Me” gave me one of the most boring experiences I have had during last several years. While it throws one strange moment after another throughout its convoluted plot, none of these odd moments sticks to … Continue reading

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Soul (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another sublime Pixar animation film

“Soul”, the latest work from Pixar Animation Studios, is funny and sublime in its seemingly simple tale of life and music. Although it does not reach to the level of those great Pixar animation films such as “Up” (2009), “Inside … Continue reading

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