Monthly Archives: September 2015

Straight Outta Compton (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Rappers with Attitudes

Galvanizing the audiences with a bunch of propulsive songs from a famous hip hop group during the 1980-90s, “Straight Outta Compton” is a vivid, pulsating music biographical film to watch. Like their music and attitude in public, the movie is … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): Math + Emotion

“A Brilliant Young Mind”, which was released as “X + Y” in UK early in this year, initially looks like one of those sappy feel-good movies. First, we have a smart but socially awkward teenager who is going to face … Continue reading

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Ant-Man (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Let’s get small!

Here is a good news for you. Although it did have some problems during its pre-production stage, “Ant-Man”, another new superhero film from Marvel Comics, is equipped with enough wit and personality to distinguish itself amidst a myriad of superhero … Continue reading

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Ricki and the Flash (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An aging rocker meets her family again

“Ricki and the Flash” is a conventional mix of two familiar movie genres. One is a musical drama about one aging rocker encountering what is probably the second chance for her messy life, and the other one is a family … Continue reading

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Office (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Someone else is there in this late hour….

South Korean horror thriller film “Office” is scary when it deals with a ruthless corporate culture many South Korean people are familiar with. We frequently cringe at how the characters in the film often get themselves humiliated, and we are … Continue reading

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Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Inside Curt Cobain

Since his tragic death in 1994, Curt Cobain has solidified his position as one of the legendary musicians during the 1990s. To be frank with you, I did not give much attention to his band Nirvana mainly because I was … Continue reading

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