Reminiscence, 2021 – ★★½

The main flaw for me was that it was embarking on two stories not quite connected with each other. The primal obsession of finding a love lost, and the indulgent lecture on the environment and politics and Zzzz. My main beef with a lot of films is that is so focused on what the story […]

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Red Finger, 2011 – ★★★

After seeing “The Crimes That Bind”, and already being a fan of Inspector Kaga from the novels “Malice” and “Newcomer”, I went into this one, to see what else had been done in the visual medium. For a TV-Movie, it does indulge in the pre-advertisement moments with melodrama, but there’s no denying it navigates well […]

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Batman: Hush, 2019 – ★★★½

An exceptional job is done of re-creating the mystery for both those familiar with the story as well as those seeing it with fresh eyes. It was nostalgic for me, having read the books years ago, yet the new twists kept me on my toes too. The changes made don’t feel forced or diminish the […]

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Casino Royale, 1967 – ★

Although I like the premise and the idea of a 007 spoof, this was just plain weird and over the top in a way that didn’t work for me. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if the brains behind this were a Will Ferrell from a previous lifetime. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/casino-royale/

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The Suicide Squad, 2021 – ★★★

What if the guy who did Guardians of the Galaxy did Suicide Squad? If you feel the answer to that is… “I’d watch that”, then great, that’s exactly what you’re getting. Not just in terms of the director, but also in terms of tone, humour, dialogue. It’s a fun ride. I swear the third act […]

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F9, 2021 – ★★★

Summer family film about a family, set in an explosion-filled save the world trope-fest. Exactly what we expect from the franchise. Doesn’t quite up the game as a whole (only Fast Five managed that), but delivers enough to bring the box-office numbers to warrant more. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/f9/

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Murder by Death, 1976 – ★★★½

While on my binge of old-school whodunits, this is a classic I’d seen and somewhat forgotten about. Enjoyed re-watching it a lot though. The mechanics of this clearly laid the foundation for Clue and subsequently the recent success Knives Out. I’m keen to see what re-invention, if any, goes into the upcoming sequel. Peter Falk […]

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