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  • Mulan

    ★★

  • Mulan

    ★★★★

  • Dune: Part Two

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★½

    The stakes were high for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Countless delays, to start with, and the ambition of tying all five of the Craig era Bond together in Craig's final turn as the iconic spy, having played the role for 15 years since his explosive entree in the franchise's redefining chapter that was Casino Royale. The Craig era is defined by a more grounded approach to storytelling. Bond wasn't just the playboy anymore. He didn't have a haircut made of…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Not since a certain trilogy about a certain ring we've witnessed a vision as grand as Denis Villeneuve's Dune. Another story that was said to be unfilmable due to its massive scope and enormous worldbuilding. Now, the most ambitious director working in Hollywood today, pushed bounderies, reached to the sky and beyond to create a grand, in surreality drenched adventure that is, in the first place, overwhelming. Every single image, every single setpiece, every single costume and every single tune…

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  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★

    There is not much left of the original's rich thematics here. The best aspects of it are gone, including the character Mushu. He's replaced by a random random phoenix and also a witch for artificial and pretentious female empowerment, but reaches quite the opposite effect of empowerment due to a lifeless script full of underdeveloped characters and due to hardly any chemistry between them. The villain wasn't the original's best aspect already, but here he's even more undercooked. Where his…

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★★

    I somehow never got around this Disney classic before, even though I've been a huge Disney fan as a kid. So, it's really quite weird. I actually planned on watching the new one today, but suddenly realized that I had never watched the original yet. So, it seemed logical to watch that first. And it's really quite great. Although the villain is a bit undercooked here, the central characters do have great arcs and strong personality. The animation is gorgeous…

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