Films

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016)

Director: Jingming Guo
Stars: Bingbing Fan, Kris Wu, Cheney Chen

An orphan becomes the disciple of a powerful sorcerer and is drawn into a larger conflict among the world’s magical elite.

★★✮☆☆

Honestly, I didn’t get what was happening in the movie until I’ve seen 3/4 of it, when the characters were verbally explaining what’s happening. I just enjoyed the visuals.

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Films

The Boss Baby (2017)

Director: Tom McGrath
Writers: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

★★★☆☆

It’s quite predictable, but it’s actually cute. The little kid in me enjoyed it during the flight, too.

Films

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

Kaguyahime no monogatari (original title)

Based on The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Director: Isao Takahata

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

★★★✮☆

Magical plot told in great visuals.

Films

Your Name (2016)

kimi-no-na-wa

Kimi no na wa. (original title)

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita

Two high school kids who’ve never met – city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha – are united through their dreams.

★★★★☆

One of the best films I’ve seen this year. I’ve seen similar films, but there’s just something enchanting about this one that sets it apart from the others. It probably speaks to me more being someone who regards dreams as really magical. I love it so much as a matter of fact I am watching it again. (Not to mention right now the OST is on loop on spotify.)