Tag Archives: Space

Lightyear (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple lightweight fun from Pixar

“Lightyear”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Studios, is as funny and lightweight as you can expect. Although it is merely a spin-off story derived from “Toy Story” (1995), the film generates enough charm and spirit from its rather … Continue reading

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Return to Space (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s awesome to return to space, but…

Netflix documentary film “Return to Space”, which was released yesterday, is engaging whenever it focuses on those numerous technicians and engineers working together for the common goal set by their wealthy but controversial employer. Yes, it is certainly awesome to … Continue reading

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Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): That fun time in the 1960s

Richard Linklater’s new animation feature film “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is as sweet, funny, witty, and whimsical as you can expect from his work. Starting with one silly and … Continue reading

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Stowaway (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Three astronauts and a stowaway

Netflix film “Stowaway”, which was released on last Thursday, attempts to do pretty familiar stuffs in the middle of the space. While it works to some degree thanks to its competent direction and the solid performances from its few main … Continue reading

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Space Sweepers (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): An uneven but likable South Korean space opera

South Korean film “Space Sweepers”, which was released on Netflix yesterday instead of getting released in South Korean theaters due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a mixed bag consisting of familiar but enjoyable stuffs. While it is full of … Continue reading

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The Midnight Sky (2020) ☆☆(2/4): An SF film without much wonder and pizazz

Netflix film “The Midnight Sky”, which was released in theaters in here and US a few weeks ago and then is released on Netflix today, is a disappointment without much wonder and pizazz. While it starts with an interesting story … Continue reading

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Ad Astra (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4) : To the stars (and his father)

James Gray’s latest work “Ad Astra” is a slow, introspective science fiction drama austerely revolving around father and son issues from the beginning to the end. Although you may be quite disappointed if you expect something like “Gravity” (2013) or … Continue reading

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Armstrong (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Respectable but redundant

Documentary film “Armstrong” tries to present the life and career of Neil Armstrong, the most prominent figure in the Apollo Space Program. While its attempt is admirable, sincere, and, considering the 50th anniversary of that monumental moment, timely, the documentary … Continue reading

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The Wandering Earth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy but ambitious SF spectacle from China

Chinese film “The Wandering Earth” is a goofy but ambitious SF movie which deserves some kudos for trying to reach to the level of your typical Hollywood blockbuster SF film. Although it is sometimes a little too cheesy and corny … Continue reading

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High Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A challenging SF film from Claire Denis

  Claire Denis’ new movie “High Life” is a challenging experience which will certainly confound many of you for good reasons. I must confess that I am still wondering whether I really understand everything in the film, but I sort … Continue reading

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