Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Guest (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A piper comes to the village

On one day during my miserable graduate school years, one of the seniors in my advisor professor’s biology laboratory told me about his personal aversion to rodents. As a guy who grew up in a farming village, he had vivid … Continue reading

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Rudderless (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Coming out of his grief through his son’s music

“Rudderless” plays familiar tunes we have heard before. Devastated by a sudden tragedy which turns his life upside down, its hero lets his life drifted away aimlessly as trying to look away from his personal grief, but then he gets … Continue reading

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Woman in Gold (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A family history behind one famous painting

“Woman in Gold” tells us a story behind one of the most famous artworks from the 20th century. Painted by Gustav Klimt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, which is also known as “Woman in Gold”, was one of the most … Continue reading

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Madonna (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Passion of Madonna

South Korean film “Madonna”, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in this May and is now currently being shown at South Korean theaters, is a tough stuff packed with stark power and harrowing emotions. It is often very … Continue reading

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Timbuktu (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A sad, graceful tale of nature, people, and religion

Serenely beautiful and heartbreakingly tragic, “Timbuktu” gives us a somber but ultimately compassionate look into the world most of us are not very familiar with. As our eyes are drawn to its vast, beautiful desert landscapes to behold, we come … Continue reading

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