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Aniara (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Space voyage of the Damned

Swedish SF film “Aniara” is akin to watching a slow but inexorable progress toward utter despair and sheer hopelessness. Although it is often too clinical for us to care about what is going on in the story, the movie works … 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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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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Interstellar (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Awe and wonder wrapped with grand ambition

  Full of awe and wonder wrapped with artistic ambition, “Interstellar” overwhelms us with its massive visual experience which is worthy of extra ticket price for IMAX. Although it stumbles at times on the plot level as reaching for its challenging … Continue reading

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Gravity (2013) ☆☆☆☆(4/4) : It’s really terrifying to be floated alone in the space

 One of the sweet memories during my trip to Chicago in 2010 was watching movies with my friend and mentor Roger Ebert during one sunny Thursday afternoon. We watched three movies together along with his lovely wife Chaz and his … Continue reading

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Europa Report (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A Hard SF recorded on Found footage

When I heard about “Europa Report” at first, it looked like one of those ‘found footage’ horror films, and it really is. The movie mainly revolves around the video clips from a doomed space mission(this is not a spoiler at … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness(2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Vigorous calisthenics within its playground

 “Star Trek Into Darkness” does its calisthenics vigorously within its playground. After the decent start with “Star Trek”(2009), J.J. Abrams goes all the way again with crashes and bangs, and it is certainly thrilling to watch, but it remains within … Continue reading

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