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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★½

    The third installment feels a little different from the previous two Star Trek movies, with a lot more action and humor infused here. Director Justin Lin gives an interesting change of pace for the franchise while still maintains what I appreciate the most from the movies directed by J.J. Abrams. My favorite moments have to be seeing all the nice interactions between the crew and I liked how they get separated into pairs when stranded in this planet. Each one…

  • The Man Who Planted Trees

    The Man Who Planted Trees

    ★★★★★

    What an incredibly beautiful, uplifting and inspiring film! Frédéric Back’s The Man Who Planted Trees is so emotionally resonant, having strong messages which are delivered in a very pure and effective manner by the minimalist animation. Jean Giono’s remarkable story is essentially a hopeful tale of how it just takes a driven and thoughtful individual to truly make a difference and bring comfort to other people’s lives no matter how grim the circumstances might be. It’s the kind of movie…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    This is the third time I watch The Shining and nothing beats seeing one of my favorite horror films beautifully restored in 4K resolution on the big screen. The theater was packed and when those incredible aerial shots accompanied by a haunting score started I could already feel my blood pumping, being absolutely in awe. The third time's the charm indeed and my appreciation of The Shining just kept growing each viewing until I finally realized I had to give…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Definitely one of the most audacious, visually stunning and touching films in recent years! Scarlett Johansson gives an outstanding performance here and it’s great to see her doing more alternative roles again. I wasn’t familiar with Jonathan Glazer’s work but I was instantly captivated by the unique story, the extravagant visuals and haunting score. Under the Skin is not only a very compelling drama that examines an emotionless alien who gradually starts to perceive how it feels to be human,…