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  • Ratatouille
  • Back to the Future
  • Parasite

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  • A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    ★★★½

  • Smurfs: The Lost Village

    ★★½

  • Missing In Brooks County

    ★★★★

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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    ★½

    Nearly ten years after, I still don't like this adaptation. But I guess, for what it is worth, there is effort for Baz Luhrmann to apply his music video sensibilities for an F. Scott Fitzgerald movie adaptation.

    Its worst mistake was winning more Oscars than "Her".

  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★★½

    This is one of those movies that I regret not watching it before the hype escalates to wonderment. Given that this is a Filipino indie that became one of the highest-rated movies of 2021 in this site, I just have to catch this up and see what I missed. And boy, what I missed is something truly magical and intimate.

    The title "Cleaners" refers to a common ritual of elementary and high school students being assigned to do after-school chores.…

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  • Courageous

    Courageous

    ★★★★

    Say what you will about Christian films (with few exceptions) like this Alex Kendrick project but they manage to succeed their goals: to empower their target audience, to encourage discussion and to enlighten issues with resolutions rather than dissection. In terms of aesthetics, Kendrick ups his filmmaking execution and staging of scenes on a story revolving on a group of law enforcement officers on a struggle on fatherhood. Though there are scenes that could have been improved. The shootout scenes…

  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    ★★★½

    Winnie the Pooh will always be part of my cherished childhood. A.A. Milne’s characters gravitated through ages with their relentless charm, their childlike sensibilities and their fun adventures. So, it is natural that I got excited (but cautious) on plans to remake the adventures of Pooh in live action.

    In hindsight, it is fine that this film makes the interesting direction of not adapting one of their existing stories but creating an original one (with Academy Award-winning Tom McCarthy in…