Monthly Archives: February 2014

My prediction on the 86th Annual Academy Awards

 The Oscar season in this year is heading toward its finishing line, and I miss my late friend/mentor Roger Ebert more than before. Even when he could not attend the Academy Award ceremony any more due to his health problem … Continue reading

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Cutie and the Boxer (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Two different artists as life partners

 They fell in love with each other as artists, and they have been inseparable from each other as life partners for 40 years. The documentary “Cutie and the Boxer” is a quirky love story between two artists complementing each other … Continue reading

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Lone Survivor (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Gritty as required but questionable as predicted

 “Lone Survivor” does as much as an average gritty modern war film can do. It has several intense combat scenes to talk about, and it is sometimes grueling to watch its military characters struggling through their increasingly perilous situation which … Continue reading

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Nebraska (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A fading man reaching for his delusion

 Nine years ago, I visited an apartment complex area in Seoul simply because of a sentimental reason of my own. I used to live there only during 1989-91, but the memories of that time are remained vividly in my mind, … Continue reading

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Philomena (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long road to her lost son

 Any sensible person would feel angry about what happened to Philomena Lee, a woman who was unjustly treated just because of a small innocent mistake during her adolescent years. When she found herself getting pregnant after one passionate encounter with … Continue reading

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The Square (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The chronicle of their historical revolution

 As the chronicle of a historical event which was one of the defining points during the Arab Spring, Oscar-nominated documentary “The Square” throws us right into the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and its aftermath. Through its close and intimate look … Continue reading

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RoboCop (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): A nice remake with different appearance

 As the remake of the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, “RoboCop” has its own interesting areas to explore, and I like that aspect despite some reservation on it. There are several moments in the film which inevitably take us … Continue reading

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