Category: Film

Reviews of films and movies.

Recap: Kamen Rider Shinobi, Episode 46 NinPow! Raid the Base! Give the Good News!
Recap/Mini-Review: Avataro Sentai Donbrothers VS Zenkaiger
Good Ol’ Review: “Ditto” a Wonderfully Nostalgic Film
Good Ol’ Review: Strong Cast Carries Netflix’s Flawed, but Enjoyable “Black Knight”

Netflix’s Black Knight (택배기사) has an interesting premise and a strong cast. Breathtaking dystopian visuals pair with familiar present-day themes. But even if it comes to a satisfying conclusion, it at times feels as if the six episode series struggles between wanting to be a feature length film or a longer, more in-depth character drama.

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Good Ol’ Review: Jeon Do Yeon Captivates in Pulpy “Kill Boksoon”
Good Ol’ Review: “To Every You I’ve Loved Before” and “To Me, The One Who Loved You”

Right off the bat, if you’re wondering which of these two connected anime films to watch first, here’s what I think based on my experience. I decided to watch the “blue” movie (color based on poster) first. That is To Every You I’ve Loved Before. Then watched “To Me, The One Who Loved You” (the “red” movie) second. And it was fine. But if you are looking for a more chronological and perhaps easier-on-the-brain experience, definitely go with To Me, The One… first. Ether way, you’ll still get the same conflicted, bittersweet climax for our main characters.

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Good Ol’ Review: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” an Unexpected Treat
Good Ol’ Review: “Revice Forward: Kamen Rider Live & Evil & Demons” a Perfect Encapsulation of the Series … Is That a Good Thing?

Revice Forward: Kamen Rider Live & Evil & Demons is the perfect encapsulation of the season as a whole. The first V-Cinext film of Kamen Rider Revice features shades of the season’s highest highs, but many of the season’s lowest lows as well. It’s still fun to visit with old friends. But how you may eventually take this film will depend on how you view Revice itself. If you loved the season, you may just love this movie. If you didn’t, then you’ll find plenty to nitpick at.

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Good Ol’ Review: Netflix’s “Unlocked” a Solid Time, but More Suited for Longer Format

Netflix’s latest Korean film Unlocked (스마트폰을 떨어뜨렸을 뿐인데/I Just Dropped My Smartphone) has a lot of good ideas and a solid cast. The themes surrounding technology meshing together with the familiar trappings of the psychological thriller are an interesting idea. But its story and premise feel far more suited for a longer format.

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Good Ol’ Review: Despite Its Polarizing Existence, “Maid in Malacañang” a Familiar, Run of the Mill Filipino Drama

When it is a film that can illicit such contrasting feelings by so many people, it’s hard not to want to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case for Viva Films and Darryl Yap’s Maid in Malacañang. Now, as a Filipino-American, I’m coming into this film knowing the basics of Philippine history, yet not having the personal experience to drive my feelings in any which way. So my thoughts in this review are of the film itself. And I think it’s important for anyone with an open mind to be able to watch things they agree with and don’t agree with. That interaction may even help to support your existing feelings of a topic.

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