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The Witches (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A bland and redundant adaptation

Many of Roald Dahl’s stories for children have certain dark and vicious qualities, and “The Witches” is no exception. Although it did not scare me much when I happened to read it around 1993, its twisted sense of humor often … Continue reading

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Gretel & Hansel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy variation of one familiar fairy tale

“Gretel & Hansel” is a creepy variation of one fairy tale quite familiar to many of us. While staying true to the darkness of its original story by the Brothers Grimm, the movie tries a number of different things in … Continue reading

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl’s wondrous magic adventure

Right from its very first shot, Japanese animation feature film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”, the first work from Studio Ponoc, tries to follow the footsteps of Studio Ghibli, and the result is successful to some degrees. While its artistic … Continue reading

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The Witch (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An isolated terror in the wood

Shrouded in the gnawing sense of dread and terror, “The Witch” will give you a creepy experience as calmly observing how its characters are slowly crumbled under an unknown influence out there. When it is over, you may wonder about … Continue reading

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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Pretty but not so great or powerful

The fantasy world in “Oz the Great and Powerful” is wonderful to watch at theater – at least during its first appearance. My eyes welcomed it when everything was turned pretty colorful, and, appreciating the efforts put into the screen … Continue reading

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ParaNorman (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : He can see dead people…

 “ParaNorman” is a moody but cheerful stop-motion animation film nicely packed with the familiar elements from horror movies. As a horror/comedy involving ghosts and zombies, it has good spooky moments coupled with its dark but lightweight humor, and I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Brave (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : She deserves her next adventures

I have never imagined the day will come – the day when I struggle to find any way possible to talk about a Pixar animation. I cannot deny that “Brave” is a good animation film which can be enjoyed by … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : When a Gothic Vampire meets the 1970s

There is one thing I learned about Tim Burton during my early moviegoing years; the last thing you can expect from him is a bad-looking movie. Whether you like his new film or not, you always get two or three … Continue reading

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