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Shin Godzilla (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheesy but terrifying

Even though it has been mostly stuck in the realm of B-monster movies for many decades since its first appearance in 1954, Godzilla has been quite an iconic monster figure to many of us. Although I have not watched any … Continue reading

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Logan (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Wolverine on gritty, elegiac mode

Besides being the best work in the X-men series, “Logan” is possibly the best superhero film since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. While there are several top-notch action sequences in the film, story and characters always come first, and that is … Continue reading

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The Lego Batman Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Batman’s relationship matters

As I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie”, my mind often went back to when I watched “The Lego Movie” three years ago. I did not expect much when I watched its trailer, but then I heard some good words … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When they arrive…..

Can we possibly communicate with aliens if they ever come to our planet? Can we and they really understand and emphasize with each other even if that were possible? “Arrival” begins with these familiar but undeniably fascinating questions which have … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Force is strong in this spin-off…

Whenever it works well, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” feels like the best Star Wars movie since the original Star Wars trilogy. Although it is riddled with several weak spots in terms of plot and characters especially during its … Continue reading

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Children of Men (2006) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dystopian world with no future

Science fiction films about dystopian world are dime a dozen in these days, but not many of them can surpass the sheer verisimilitude of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men”, which has become more relevant since it came out 10 years … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ladies are not afraid of ghost either

“Ghostbusters”, the reboot/remake of the 1984 film, attempts to do something different, and that should be respected although the result is not wholly different from what we saw from the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel. Again, we are treated … Continue reading

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