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The Endless (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two brothers coming back to their past

Sometimes I encounter little movies in the need of more attention, and “The Endless” is one of such cases. While it works as an engaging drama about two brothers struggling with their past, this small film is also quite intriguing … Continue reading

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Upgrade (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Upgraded to Kill

“Upgrade” is a mixed bag full of borrowed materials, and I sort of like that. While clearly reminiscent of “Death Wish” (1974) and other similar revenge thriller films, the movie is a pulpy science fiction decorated with familiar but amusing … Continue reading

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Thelma (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her power awakens

“Thelma”, which was chosen as Norway’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a calm but unsettling experience. Firmly sticking to its young heroine’s increasingly agitated state of mind, the movie constantly unnerves us throughout … Continue reading

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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ant-Man returns – with his partner

While looking relatively modest compared to other recent Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) movies, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is a solid lightweight fun. Although it initially takes some time as trying to juggle many different story elements together during its first … Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) ☆☆(2/4): The Insipid Return to Jurassic World

25 years ago, there was a film called “Jurassic Park” (1993), and I still remember how much I and other audiences were amazed by its many vivid, awe-inspiring moments of various dinosaurs roaming on the screen. Although it looks a … Continue reading

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When Han Solo was young…

Despite its rather troubled production process, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is fairly watchable on the whole, but it also feels redundant and unnecessary while not that terrific enough for recommendation. Although there are several entertaining moments in the film … Continue reading

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Deadpool 2 (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Cynical, irreverent, and tiresome as before

Whether you will like “Deadpool 2” or not depends on how much fun you had with “Deadpool” (2016). Unlike many others, I did not enjoy “Deadpool” much while also quite annoyed by its increasingly obnoxious self-conscious attitude, so I became … Continue reading

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