ᴛʜᴇ [ʟᴏɴᴇ] ᴍᴇʀᴄᴜʀᴇᴀɴ

ᴛʜᴇ [ʟᴏɴᴇ] ᴍᴇʀᴄᴜʀᴇᴀɴ

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  • Black Dynamite
  • The Fall
  • Parasite
  • Redline

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  • Black Widow

  • Olaf Presents

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    “It’s coming. I see a holy war spreading across the universe like unquenchable fire. A warrior religion that waves the Atreides banner in my father’s name. Fanatical legions worshipping at the shrine of my father’s skull. A war in my name! Everyone shouting my name!” – Paul Atreides, Dune (2021)

    An adaption of the Frank Herbert’s best-selling science-fiction cornerstone novel Dune (ser. 1963, pub. 1965), Denis Villeneuve’s space epic Dune (2021) easily surpasses its predecessors as it successfully weaves the…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Following the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) film in the Universal Century timeline and based on the first of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash (1989-1990) novels, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (2021) gives new, spirited life to the three decade old story of a famed terrorist, the soldier tasked with quelling his insurrection, and a mistress who forcibly befriends them both.

    Hathaway (2021) excels mightily in translating the visual style and language of the legendary Gundam franchise while still…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    “I take every failure hard. The one I took the hardest was The Thing. My career would have been different if that had been a big hit... The movie was hated. Even by science-fiction fans. They thought that I had betrayed some kind of trust, and the piling on was insane. Even the original movie's director, Christian Nyby, was dissing me.” – John Carpenter

    Based on the Who Goes There? (1938) science fiction horror novella by John W. Campbell Jr. originally…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Joining rarified air alongside La Grande Illusion (1937), Z (1969), The Emigrants (1971), Cries and Whispers (1972), Life is Beautiful (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Babel (2006), Amour (2012), and Roma (2018), Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy thriller Parasite 기생충 (2019) is only the twelfth foreign language film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (formerly the Academy Award for Outstanding Production).

    Parasite (2019) is a difficult film for me to review because I found…