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A Clockwork Orange (1971) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It is ticking well to disturb us

Whenever I have to rank the 13 feature films of Stanley Kubrick, “A Clockwork Orange” is always a major headache for me. Along with “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) and “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), it shows Kubrick at the peak of … Continue reading

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Nope (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Something Wicked This Way Flies

Jordan Peele’s third feature film “Nope” is a terrific genre piece to admire and enjoy. Although there are some parts which do not seem to work as well as intended, I was entertained a lot by how the movie skillfully … Continue reading

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Prey (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her big game

“Prey”, the fifth installment of the Predator franchise which was released on Disney+ two days ago, is a wonderful surprise for this summer. This is another variation of the story formula established in “Predator” (1987), but it has enough style … Continue reading

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Alienoid (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A bland and bloated teaser for whatever will come next

South Korean film “Alienoid”, which is actually the first half preceding the second half which will come in next year, is bland and bloated to say the least. Although I watched the film during last evening, I cannot recall any … Continue reading

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Lightyear (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple lightweight fun from Pixar

“Lightyear”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Studios, is as funny and lightweight as you can expect. Although it is merely a spin-off story derived from “Toy Story” (1995), the film generates enough charm and spirit from its rather … Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A sequel of dominant tedium

“Jurassic World: Dominion” is a sequel of dominant tedium which bored me and then exhausted me for many bad reasons. Besides its lackadaisical handling of story and characters, the movie seriously lacks awe and wonder in case of those big … Continue reading

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After Yang (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Farewell to Yang

I value good films which make me reflect on life and existence, and I am glad to report to you that Kogonada’s latest film “After Yang” is one of such cases. As a simple but undeniably sublime science fiction tale, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mansion (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A dreamland to be audited

It is difficult to describe what I saw from “Strawberry Mansion”, which is probably one of the quirkiest works I have ever seen during several recent years. Essentially a series of offbeat moments developed from its simple story setting, the … Continue reading

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BigBug (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Another whimsical work from Jean-Pierre Jeunet

A few days ago, I was rather amused to see that many people remember Sam Raimi for a number of recent horror flicks produced by him instead of the Evil Dead trilogy or “Drag Me to Hell” (2009), and now … Continue reading

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The Matrix Resurrection (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Matrix Rehashed

“The Matrix Resurrection” is more or less than a rehashed product mixed with some self-conscious stuffs to amuse any fan of the previous trilogy for a while. Although it is engaging and ambitious to some degree thanks to several intriguing … Continue reading

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