Monthly Archives: September 2014

Seven Psychopaths (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Screenplay work in criminal process

 “Seven Psychopaths” is about one funny screenplay writing process which is cheerfully juxtaposed with absurd humor and striking violence to shock you and then amuse you. As we follow its convoluted plot, it becomes apparent to us that it is … Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A sombre but intense noir thriller

 Through its tarnished hero’s melancholic investigation process, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” looks into the dark, twisted face of human evil, and there are several chilling moments which will make you cringe or gasp for the horror implied during these … Continue reading

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The Maze Runner (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : It runs around many familiar things

 Running around many familiar things we have seen before, “The Maze Runner” is as much as you can expect from a film based on popular SF young adult novel. It surely has a teenager hero who will clash with the … Continue reading

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Frank (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Did he ever wash his face or hair?

 When I saw its trailer several months ago, I wondered whether “Frank” could work, but it turns out to be better than I expected. While its distant, enigmatic title character and other oddball characters surely draw our attention, the movie … Continue reading

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Fading Gigolo (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5): A little more than sex for cash, so to speak

 As a comedy about the world’s oldest profession(and the second one), “Fading Gigolo” caresses, curdles, massages, and tickles its story and characters while not going a lot into its carnal affairs. Although it occasionally shows humor and poignancy while handling … Continue reading

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Little White Lies (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A summer vacation without their friend

 French film “Little White Lies” starts its story with a familiar setting. With a bad news hovering over them, they spend some time together as before, but it turns out they have each own problems to deal with besides that … Continue reading

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The Two Faces of January (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Triangle in Greece

 During the summer of 2009, I happened to read three Tom Ripley novels written by Patricia Highsmith, and it was one of the most entertaining reading experiences I have ever had. While it was chillingly compelling to see how its … Continue reading

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