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  • Invasion of Astro-Monster

    Invasion of Astro-Monster

    ★★★★

    This interesting entry in the franchise successfully blends the tokusatsu-style of films like The Mysterians and Gorath with that of the more typical Kaiju-centric movies. The way they mixed these sci-fi sub-genres is really quite a feat and left me impressed with the creativity of the screenwriters, who took the best of both worlds and combined into an absolute blockbuster.

    The first half is pretty much a space adventure with aliens and spaceships galore, while the latter brings our favorite…

  • Capernaum

    Capernaum

    ★★★½

    The winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes last year and a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the most recent Oscars "Capernaum" is a film with its heart in the right place, several very memorable performances and a realistic gritty view of Lebanon street life.

    It's also not a very interesting film. Why? Well, because instead of going for subtlety or nuance it goes for the jugular right away. And it does this for 2+ hours. It is…

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    A huge disappointment!
    The one and a half stars are for the amazing technical achievement and the occasional moment with Timon And Pumba that works.

    From now on this is going to be my go-to example of how technology can't guarantee heart and soul. There's a giant disconnect between the technical prowess of the visuals and the voiceover work/writing. The voices are all wrong and constantly made me cringe and literally feel uncomfortable. And don't get me started about the…

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★½

    Whoa, that was a really good Spidey romp!
    Most of all, I didn't expect it to be that funny, on top of being wildly creative and adventurous storywise. Everything and everyone just sort of click together perfectly and work off each other in all the right ways leading to an extremely enjoyable swift 2 hours.
    It serves really well as both a cherry on top of the Avengers saga and a link to whatever adventures will follow. Cool cool blockbuster…