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CJ Sheu

CJ Sheu
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79% Greyhound (2020) Greyhound [...] is what you'd get if you combined the flight scenes of First Man with the problem-solving sequences of The Martian.‐ Review Film Review
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77% Family Romance, LLC (2020) Had he cast a Westerner (such as himself) in the lead role, Herzog could've avoided this Orientalist gawkfest.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
100% Days (Rizi) (2020) Days makes us nostalgic for a time when loneliness and alienation had a romantic tinge to them, a whiff of the existential, and weren't just the way we live now.‐ The News Lens International
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
98% Zootopia (2016) The idea of multiculturalism is not acceptance but tolerance[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
91% Weathering with You (2020) [The] plotlines ... seem to be on different planes altogether ... the characterizations are lazy archetypes and many points of tension are artificial. I still enjoyed it[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
No Score Yet Winter Vacation (Han jia) (2010) It's a political critique that critiques by not critiquing, by refraining from criticism to such a degree that it comes back around as scathing criticism.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Even though just the trailer had me in tears, [the film] is, aside from being a major nostalgia trip, somewhat aimless.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) [T]he mix of technical mastery and conscious hollowness that left such a deep impression on me.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
65% Zero Effect (1997) Daryl: He still has that sociopathic patina, but we get glimpses of the real person inside, revealing the film to be not satire but a loving deconstruction of a genre[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) [T]his second installment can get right to the conflicts and character arcs and zombie-bashing setpieces. And that's where it falters.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
83% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) The camera is dynamic, subjective, and participatory, and post-production special effects are used only to heighten the realism in otherwise impossible ways[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson is not the best of storytellers, but ... the style is all-encompassing enough to turn back around and render the story and characters coherent.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
61% Vox Lux (2018) And as a character study, the film should've let Portman improvise and riff on a predetermined set of topics for each scene.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
99% The Tale (2018) Perhaps it's too much to ask of such a raw and brutally honest film that it deal with resolution as complexly as it does with instigation.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
86% Sylvio (2017) Sylvio ends up being a heartfelt, meditative, offbeat, unpredictable, attentive, and drop-dead hilarious film. ‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
56% Tag (2018) [B]eing hell-bent on not getting tagged really kills the joy and spontaneity that enable the best bits and jokes of the film.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
80% The Thin Red Line (1998) As such, The Thin Red Line might just be the greatest war film ever made.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) That skyward in-the-moment shot is the only one that really involved me in the film as an experience and not just a sequence of moving images.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I knew it would be a wild ride from the very first tune.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
50% Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle) (2001) Trouble Every Day is the rare film that breaks your heart while it grosses you out.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
72% Ready Player One (2018) Like Thomas More making his case in Utopia, the example is so good it distracts from the point, leaving a lot of people scratching their heads at what it all means.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
97% The Rider (2018) The craft evidenced by writer-director-producer Chloé Zhao is great when she improvises and adapts to the actors and situation, but less so when she has complete control[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
90% Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) (1974) The entire plot, even the concepts of marriage and divorce, constitute the MacGuffin for what Bergman is really after: dialectical power struggles.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
92% Searching (2018) The film can therefore said to have opened up a new dimension of filmmaking aesthetics; I just wish the other elements weren't so old-school.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
93% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957) In a good example of my long-held belief that tonal inconsistency in a film isn't a drawback when well-justified, [the film] uses the B plot to flesh out ... the A plot‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
88% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) What a number of critics don't seem to get is that, powered by the passion for criticism, it's not only informative but also uncanny in evoking a sense of community.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
86% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) It's Godzilla versus the paper pushers-and Godzilla doesn't stand a chance.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
94% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2017) I think the key to this film ... is self-loathing in its various forms.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
84% A Simple Favor (2018) In short, there's nothing too fancy going on here (apart from Lively's wardrobe), just some actors killing it in a bright and cheery noir. Which is to say that it's a blast.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
43% Song to Song (2017) [The film] gets away from [Malick]. It's still full of gorgeous shots and all that, but each individual element is just a bit subpar, resulting in an unsatisfying film overall‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Maybe I'm just getting old here, but I could barely follow the action set-pieces[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Believe the hype. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is both the best animated film of 2018 and the best Spider-Man film ever.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
84% Spring (2015) This depthlessness is due to Benson's inability (in this film) to write profound dialogue.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In Which the Force, Having Awakened, Gets Some Badly Needed Coffee‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
98% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Atom Egoyan doesn't handle nuance well, coating the film in a blanket of indistinct subtlety. Properly dissected, one can see the sublime film that could've been.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It has more clarity than the first Pacific Rim and so exposes more dumb things about the entire premise[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
93% Pandora's Box (1929) Brooks's energy, enhanced by the expressionist vision of G. W. Pabst, even energizes scenes from which she's absent[.]‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
90% Persona (1966) [T]hose affecting scenes linger still in the mind. Though products of manipulation, the emotions are real. Cinema speaks in spite of itself-and in spite of Bergman.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Though a number of ... scenes achieve greatness, and using a series of missed texts received all at once to build tension is .. ingenious, the film as a whole misses its mark.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It has great acting, great cinematography, great directing, great editing, great costumes, a great score, and (if you keep an open mind) a great story.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
29% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The musical numbers are pretty good, generally speaking, but the choreography is wasted due to the fact that there are so. many. cuts. in. each. number.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
74% Putty Hill (2011) [D]etails grow fuzzy in the mind as the characters multiply, until what's left is what Porterfield wanted all along: a portrait of the community.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
63% The New World (2005) Though The Tree of Life garnered more attention and accolades, The New World is the better film, not only because it sticks the landing, but also due to its thematic heft.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
99% The Night of the Hunter (1955) Like the best horror, it eschews jump scares in favor of creeping dread and unsettling elements.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
80% The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017) Instead, the film captures each scene in a naturalistic, equanimous non-style, assuming incorrectly that they have the requisite attraction to motivate the film.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
87% Only the Brave (2017) [This] is an exemplary, deeply humanist entry in the secular mythmaking genre.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
97% Oslo, August 31st (2012) The writing is so authentic it's scary.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
88% Our Souls at Night (2017) The main culprit is the editing, cutting away as soon as the scene is "done" instead of lingering to see what might come next.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
No Score Yet Our Youth in Taiwan (2018) [T]he film dives into the experience, bringing us along with Fu as she goes from longing to sense of mission to loss to, finally, acceptance.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
100% M (1931) [This] is a film that hasn't aged a day, and that is actually more innovative than most films currently playing.‐ Review Film Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020