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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) ☆☆(2/4): The tedious last chapter of the trilogy

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, the last chapter of the trilogy which began with “The Maze Runner” (2014), is a tedious mix of familiar things you can expect from a SF action film set in dystopian world. While “The Maze … Continue reading

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Downsizing (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Let’s get small!

At first, “Downsizing” starts with an absurd but intriguing science fiction premise. As it keeps its attitude straight during its first act, it gives us a series of nice deadpan moments, and I and other audiences around me had some … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s certainly not the last one

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is a big entertaining surprise. Fully developing the potentials glimpsed from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), this ambitious piece of work not only excited me with numerous memorable sights but also intrigued me with … Continue reading

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Justice League (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): DCEU on recovery (sort of)

While it is basically a 2-hour teaser, “Justice League” is a little better than expected. Although there are several glaring flaws due to its problematic storytelling, it is thankfully not as ponderous and joyless as that bloated mess called “Batman … Continue reading

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Marjorie Prime (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An somber, intelligent SF chamber drama

“Marjorie Prime” is a somber, intelligent SF chamber drama which turns out to be more intriguing and thoughtful than I expected. While it shows its theatrical origin at times, the movie is an engaging intellectual experience nonetheless, and it is … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sequel looking as great as its predecessor

Since it came out in 1982, Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has been regarded as one of the great SF films. Although it was not much of a box office success during its initial theatrical release in 1982, the movie subsequently … Continue reading

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Hail, Caesar!

The recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes series has been one of the most interesting cases of reboot during last 10 years. In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011), the franchise successfully recharged itself with considerable … Continue reading

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