Monthly Archives: August 2014

The King of Jokgu (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Let me play Jokgu!

 Before talking about South Korean film “The King of Jokgu”, I must confess to you that I do not know anything about “Jokgu”, a Korean term for foot volley. I have never played it with others, and I have never … Continue reading

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Night Flight (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Alone in a harsh school life

 When I searched for the articles about South Korean film “Night Flight” not long after watching it, I came across an article about its press conference attended by the director Lee Song-hee-il and his actors. According to the director, the … Continue reading

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The Missing Picture (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Memories of a genocide

 The documentary film “The Missing Picture” attempts an unconventional approach for its grim historical subject. Mainly through its simple but delicate presentation of clay figurine dioramas, it conveys to us the personal memories of pain and horror from one of … Continue reading

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Starred Up (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : He finally meets his match – his dad

 While it is a mix of familiar elements to be expected from its main subjects, “Starred Up” is a compelling mix to watch none the less. Mainly through its violent young antihero with issues, it transfers us into a harsh, … Continue reading

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Ida (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A nun’s journey

 Polish film “Ida” looks so simple and concise that describing its plot will not be enough to explain why it is one of the most memorable experiences of this year. I initially observed the movie with admiration toward its impressive … Continue reading

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Cats and kittens (08/22/14)

 The day was comfortable for them to rest outside…  

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The Normal Heart (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Their fight against a plague – and the system

 HBO TV movie “The Normal Heart” is frequently blatant in its melodramatic approach, but there is a big heart palpitating with emotional truths inside its story, and we cannot ignore what it wants to tell us. We can clearly see … Continue reading

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