The Hidden Face, 2011 – ★★★½

Didn’t realise it for the first 20 minutes, but I’ve seen the Hindi remake of this, so a little was lost in the impact of the reveals, but nonetheless, it does a great job of creating scenes of suspense and moral dilemmas and juicing them for. the drama. A worthy watch. For those curious, the […]

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Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, 2021 – ★★½

All rather familiar. They manage to get a set-piece or two in which shows some creativity, but all-in-all felt like a “cashing-in on a franchise” fare. The marvellous post-credit just sealed that gut feeling. Expect more. We can only hope it’s a franchise that betters over time or dies fast. Time will tell. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/tom-clancys-without-remorse/

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Mortal Kombat, 2021 – ★★½

This being the first in the franchise that I’ve felt compelled to watch was a loopy fruit basket. Ridiculous on so many levels, yet strangely enjoyable. One of those rare apples which falls under that “so bad it’s good” umbrella, although I’m sure Isaac Newton would be confused by the physics of it all. source […]

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Ajeeb Daastaans, 2021 – ★★★½

Worked on this myself, so this may come with some bias, but I think the intent of a contrasting anthology has come out well. From talking to the people around me online and otherwise, have found that when asked to pick a favourite, it’s been quite varied. So, mission accomplished. 🙂 source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/ajeeb-daastaans/

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Nobody, 2021 – ★★★½

Had a good laugh watching this, it’s made well in termsof that balance between humour and action, with a tasty does of ridiculous. From a writing standpoint, it totally feels like an early draft of John Wick. Lesser stakes, a lower key world, lesser emotional core. Almost like some executive had asked them to crank […]

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