ᴛʜᴇ [ʟᴏɴᴇ] ᴍᴇʀᴄᴜʀᴇᴀɴ

ᴛʜᴇ [ʟᴏɴᴇ] ᴍᴇʀᴄᴜʀᴇᴀɴ

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  • Black Dynamite
  • The Fall
  • Parasite
  • Redline

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    ★½

  • A Quiet Place Part II

  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

    ★★★

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    More of a 115 minute HBO commercial than a standalone sequel to Joe Pytka’s Space Jam (1996), Malcolm D. Lee‘s live-action/animated sports comedy Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) has faint glimmers of greatness that fade within seconds of their arrival. A great example of this would be the Michael Jordan cameo which was fun but left me sad that “His Airness” MJ was not involved at all. 

    Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) uses world-hopping as an excuse for…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

    Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

    A continuation of the three-part theatrical release recut of Sunrise’s Mobile Suit Gundam (1979-1980) television series, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981) is given the arduous task of trimming an extremely bloated mid-season down to a more manageable watch while remaining congruent and cohesive. This is an undertaking that it completes a bit unevenly. 

    Stacked with a string of iconically heartbreaking deaths, Soldiers of Sorrow (1981) struggles to establish a linear path between these goal points, leaving several sections extremely…

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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…