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The Prayer (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little robot morality play

South Korean film “The Prayer”, which is actually the theatrical version of one episode of South Korean TV anthology drama series “SF8”, is a simple but thought-provoking SF morality play which examines one familiar but undeniably impossible moral dilemma via … Continue reading

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Finch (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Man, Dog, and Robot

“Finch”, which was released on Apple TV+ in last week, has some good elements to engage us but does not bring enough freshness or creativity to its familiar genre territories. As your typical post-apocalyptic tale, it surely has all the … Continue reading

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Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): His little malfunctioning friend

Animation feature film “Ron’s Gone Wrong” may aim low from the beginning, but it is more entertaining than expected. Although many of its components are familiar to the core, it fairly works well as cheerfully swaying back and forth between … Continue reading

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Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Cage in Sonoland

Sion Sono’s latest film “Prisoners of the Ghostland” looks like an ideal combination between two different figures who have respectively been known well for going wild and crazy in each own way. While Sono has surely impressed us with a … Continue reading

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Dune (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A prophecy is unfolded…

Denis Villeneuve’s latest film “Dune”, which is based on the first half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, sometimes felt like a sweat to me. While the movie kept me impressed or mesmerized thanks to its sheer visual power … Continue reading

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A couple of losers still stuck together

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a jumbled mess which is alternatively silly and disappointing. While there still is what made “Venom” (2018) work to some degree, the movie frequently falters as hurriedly pushing its story and characters to the … Continue reading

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Venom (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A couple of losers

These days, some superhero movies are fairly good enough to entertain you for a while, but others are mostly bad enough to be forgotten sooner or later. While we had some notable highlights including “Wonder Woman” (2017) and “Black Panther” … Continue reading

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I’m Your Man (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is he really the one for her?

German science fiction film “I’m Your Man”, which was recently selected as the German entry for Best International Film Oscar, cheerfully and thoughtfully plays with its familiar but endlessly compelling story promise. Although it understandably falters a bit as reaching … Continue reading

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Synchronic (2019) ☆☆☆: A little intriguing SF flick set in New Orleans

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s latest film “Synchronic” puts some interesting ideas on a familiar type of science fiction tale. Although I was a little disappointed that it does not fully develop its intriguing story promise, the movie still fairly … Continue reading

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Oxygen (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A taut claustrophobic SF thriller starring Mélanie Laurent

Netflix film “Oxygen”, which was released in last week, is a taut claustrophobic science fiction thriller which is solely driven by one simple premise. While you may notice some plot holes and contrivances after it is over, the movie will … Continue reading

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