Tag Archives: Magic

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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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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Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl’s wondrous magic adventure

Right from its very first shot, Japanese animation feature film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”, the first work from Studio Ponoc, tries to follow the footsteps of Studio Ghibli, and the result is successful to some degrees. While its artistic … Continue reading

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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Pretty but not so great or powerful

The fantasy world in “Oz the Great and Powerful” is wonderful to watch at theater – at least during its first appearance. My eyes welcomed it when everything was turned pretty colorful, and, appreciating the efforts put into the screen … Continue reading

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Brave (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : She deserves her next adventures

I have never imagined the day will come – the day when I struggle to find any way possible to talk about a Pixar animation. I cannot deny that “Brave” is a good animation film which can be enjoyed by … Continue reading

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The Illusionist (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A magician, a girl, and bittersweet melancholy

 Sylvain Chomet’s new animation “The Illusionist” deals with the gloomy subjects rarely told in the blockbuster animations. It is about the decay of one era, the desperation behind that, and the sorrowful acceptance and resignation in the end. The time … Continue reading

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