Tag Archives: SF

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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Sea Fever (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Quarantined in the middle of the ocean

I must say that it was a rather odd experience for me to watch “Sea Fever”, which happened to be released in South Korean theaters a few days ago. The movie, which was initially scheduled to be released in theaters … Continue reading

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The Invisible Man (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Terrified by someone invisible

“The Invisible Man”, which is the contemporary adaptation of the 1897 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells, will unnerve and frighten you for good reasons. While it was initially intended as a mere reboot of James Whale’s 1933 … Continue reading

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Color Out of Space (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wild and crazy SF horror film

“Color Out of Space” is a science fiction horror film which is as wild and crazy as you can expect from its very title. Although it is not wholly without weak aspects, I will not deny that I was entertained … Continue reading

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