Tag Archives: SF

We Can Be Heroes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They are surely heroes

Netflix film “We Can Be Heroes”, which was released on this Christmas, often tickled and entertained me more than I expected. While this is basically a kiddie version of “The Avengers” (2012), it did a better job of juggling various … Continue reading

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The Midnight Sky (2020) ☆☆(2/4): An SF film without much wonder and pizazz

Netflix film “The Midnight Sky”, which was released in theaters in here and US a few weeks ago and then is released on Netflix today, is a disappointment without much wonder and pizazz. While it starts with an interesting story … Continue reading

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Love and Monsters (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Reaching for love across a post-apocalyptic world

“Love and Monsters” is a likable post-apocalyptic movie which often amuses or terrifies us as expected. Although it is more or less than a mere combination of several different genre pieces ranging from “Monsters” (2010) to “Zombieland” (2009), the movie … Continue reading

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Black Box (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): As he regains his memories

“Black Box”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few days ago, entertained me enough as digging a bit into its familiar genre territories. If you have ever watched similar genre pieces like Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” (2000), you will know … Continue reading

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Sputnik (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beauty and the Host

Russian film “Sputnik” is a little creepy SF horror flick which intrigues and then chills you as patiently developing the story and characters within its limited background. Evoking many various movies ranging from “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) to “Venom” (2018), … Continue reading

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Tenet (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An ambitiously confusing misfire from Christopher Nolan

I often felt impatient and baffled as watching Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet”, whose theatrical release was delayed for a while due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic before it is eventually set to be released in several countries including UK … Continue reading

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Archive (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A guy and his three robots

“Archive” reminds us of many other recent similar SF flicks but never distinguishes itself enough in my humble opinion. While its story promise was intriguing enough to draw my attention when I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, the … Continue reading

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The Platform (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in a big horizontal prison

Spanish film “The Platform”, which won the People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a small but efficient genre piece trying to push a simple but darkly interesting story idea as much as possible … Continue reading

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The Vast of Night (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One night in a small town of New Mexico

“The Vast of Night”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, is a little but compelling science fiction film which evokes those fun and scary episodes of old TV series “The Twilight Zone” and “The Outer Limits” while … Continue reading

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Underwater (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Deep down in a trench

“Underwater” digs into its genre territory as much as intended, and I was entertained enough during my viewing even while recognizing its weak elements. Although it stumbles a bit during the last act which may feel rather preposterous to you … Continue reading

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