Monthly Archives: September 2015

Everest (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Into Thin Air

Based on an infamous real-life disaster which happened on Mount Everest in May 1996, “Everest” attempts to tell a chilling story about how everything went horribly wrong during that grim, horrifying moment of fear and chaos. Yes, they did know … Continue reading

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The Intern (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An old intern and his young boss

“The Intern” is often warm and humorous, but I was constantly moving my judgement back and forth during my viewing. It goes without saying that its two talented lead performers are too good for the film, but I kept noticing … Continue reading

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Right Now, Wrong Then (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Or Vice Versa

South Korean film “Right Now, Wrong Then” is another small piece of delight and amusement from Hong Sang-soo, one of the most prolific filmmakers in South Korea. Like Woody Allen, he makes one or two films per year, and watching … Continue reading

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The Salt of the Earth (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A photojournalist’s life journey

There are unforgettable moments to mesmerize you in Oscar-nominated documentary “The Salt of the Earth”, a compelling look into the life journey of one photojournalist who have captured various sights and people on his camera for many years. As the … Continue reading

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La Sapienza (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Of Architecture and Sapience

“La Sapienza” is a tranquil visual meditation on the art and philosophy of architecture. Whenever it calmly gazes upon those gorgeous architectural works shown on the screen, we cannot help but marvel at the sublime beauty felt from their spaces … Continue reading

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The Throne (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4) : A royal domestic problem beyond control

What drove them to such an extreme circumstance like that? South Korean period drama “The Throne”, which was recently chosen as South Korea’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in the next year, attempts to … Continue reading

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Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials (2015) ☆☆(2/4) : No maze in this time

“Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials” is the middling second chapter of the trilogy which merely promises the next sequel when it is finally over. While its predecessor showed some potentials with an interesting premise despite its flaws, the movie bores … Continue reading

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