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WandaVision, 2021 – ★★½

Started well as something anyone could bite into. Ended pandering to those invested in the MCU films. Although I understand the choice, and the limitation of staying true to the characters, would have preferred it to be in better standing as an entity in itself, much like most of those films. Ah well. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/wandavision/

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The Trial of the Chicago 7, 2020 – ★★★½

A true story I knew nothing about. Now I do, and in my learning, I was entertained. In the dramas of Oscar-bait, I do find that this aspect of entertaining is often overlooked in the name of juicing out hard-hitting performances and whatnot. I prefer this approach. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/the-trial-of-the-chicago-7/

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Tenet, 2020 – ★★½

OMG. my head is going forwards and backwards trying to decide which aspect outweighed the other. Was it Nolan’s visual spectacle and clear mastery of his visual craft or the pretentious self-congratulatory smugness that oozes into almost every interaction in the film? The answer? Tenet. The plot is not as hard to follow as I’d […]

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Cellular, 2004 – ★★

Oh gosh. How dated films cab become over less than two decades. There’s certainly something to be said for deciding on a premise that relies on “modern technology”. Otherwise, a cheese-ball kidnapping film with heavy hammy performances. Not too bad, not too good either. Just a lot of “I can’t believe (s)he was in this […]

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Ava, 2020 – ★½

The sort of film I’d want to like for digging the genre but is a mismatch of what story and genre. It feels like a battle between plot and subplot. Unable to decide which should be taking precedence. Eventually, the subplot takes the higher ground and well, the results are evident, It delivers on genre […]

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Malcolm & Marie, 2021 – ★★

An overnight look into a couple on “the most important day of his life” shows the fragility of the relationship, delving into its foundations of megalomania, grief, addiction, guilt et al in words more than actions. It see-saws between bouts of aggression and passion between the two which felt like a verbal boxing match, with […]

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