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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★★★½

    Yes, audiences have witnessed dark and morbid scenes from the Disney films, like the death of Mufasa, the way Clayton from Tarzan died or certain disturbing scenes from the Black Cauldron. However, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is the cream of the crop for it embodies the essence of the "dark" theme in a child film and that the writers did not held back despite it being a Disney film.

    Messing around or even doing a film that diminishes religion…

  • Persepolis

    Persepolis

    ★★★★★

    Eccentrically stunning in terms of originality and visuals that explore controversial themes, delivered in a satirical way that entertains despite its dark and morbid nature.

    A point that must be given top marks to is definitely its animation. Typically, the generic animation would involve colourful palettes, notably bright colours (screams in Disney). 'Persepolis" on the other hand utilises the loneliness of the black and white colours with comic strip-like illustration that encapsulates teenage angst and edginess of the movie.

    And…

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  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★

    A cultural throwback to the 80s alongside stellar soundtracks that successfully does old-school music proud.

    The first impression of this movie is that it was a younger version of John Carney's "Once". That being said, it rivals Carney's masterpiece where both movie depicts raw music and instrumentals despite both of them thrive on different genres.

    Not only was Sing Street a reminiscence of the 80s music, it was also a flashback for the 80s fashion sense, perceptions and stereotypes and…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★

    Other than decent soundtracks that were overplayed on radios, most parts of the movie was mediocre at best and was lacklustre in various instances.

    Following the life of P.T Barnum, the film captures how the "abnormal" and the "indifferent" is being taken advantage during the earlier times of humanity and somehow this film was able to glorify it by constant sugarcoating.

    Storywriting was pretty dull and underwhelming and generic. As a musical, it is expected that there will be elements…