Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Babadook (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Be careful of what you read

 “The Babadook” is a horror movie about something wicked lurking around somewhere, and it is quite an effective one. Slowly building up the sense of dread around its ominous background, the movie works as the harrowing drama of a strained … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s still gathering fire yet

 While enjoying its good moments, I sometimes became impatient during my viewing of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I”, but that problem is something expected from the very beginning. Based on the first half of its original novel, the movie … Continue reading

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Fury (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A gritty, violent World War II movie we’ve seen it before

 “Fury” is full of grimes and guts to show us that war is indeed hell, and it surely has gritty, violent, and bloody moments to make us cringe. During one scene in the film, one of its main characters comes … Continue reading

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Set Me Free (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A boy suffocated by his harsh world

 Watching “Set Me Free”, which is another small nice surprise from South Korea, is not a pleasant experience – and the same thing can be said about its adolescent hero. While usually being selfish and opportunistic, he is often dishonest … Continue reading

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Cart (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : This is not fair

 This is not fair. After virtually exploited for their labor while not being paid enough, they are about to be driven to the edge, and this unfair treatment gets worse as they try to deal with it. Although it is sometimes … Continue reading

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The Homesman (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): It was hard for men – and harder for women

 Wide, endless plains are usual sights in the Western movie, and “The Homesman” instantly drew my attention with the beauty of its vast, barren landscapes which usually have nothing but plain and sky above it. This is a severe world … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Awe and wonder wrapped with grand ambition

  Full of awe and wonder wrapped with artistic ambition, “Interstellar” overwhelms us with its massive visual experience which is worthy of extra ticket price for IMAX. Although it stumbles at times on the plot level as reaching for its challenging … Continue reading

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