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  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    ★★★★

    As I consider the previous film to be amongst the very best Pixar films, and amongst the greatest animated features of all-time, I felt quite cautious and worried about its sequel 13 years later. 

    Like Monsters University, Finding Dory may fall short of the importance seriousness and depth of the original film, but it still manages to succeed pleasantly as a worthy side-piece for the original film.

    Dory somewhat stole the show in the original film so it wasn't a…

  • Fearless

    Fearless

    ★★★½

    Fear and respect are not the same thing.

    A top level Martial Arts biography which plays like an adaptation of films like La Haine or American History X. 

    Like many third act stories, Fearless starts with the tragedy, and follows it with the retreat. But as we're talking real Martial Arts, the third act is not exactly about the usual delightfully sweet revenge. 

    Jet Li's performance definitely works for me, as he manages to convey the big emotions brilliantly. The attention easily goes to the excellent action scenes, but outside the shiny cover Fearless works quite well as a drama film.

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    After having the time to check the actor's name and eventually finding out the intriguing fact that he's deaf in real life too, I had to dedicate another review to praise the most heart-warming thing in Baby Driver.

    I am obviously talking about CJ Jones' brilliantly heartfelt performance as Baby's ever-so-caring and worrying foster father. Definitely amongst my favourite things in the film. So, well done CJ.

    You don't belong in that world (in sign language)

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    Disgusting, disturbing, distracting. 

    Sam Raimi's 1981 classic Evil Dead really, really deserves to be called horror. And it probably still remains as his most wonderful directorial achievement. 

    I don't even consider myself as a horror fan, but making a horror film this raw, wild and daring, without much false notes, certainly earns my respect.

    And that ending is just stunning. Wow.