Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sing Street (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : First Music – and First Love

“Sing Street” is a small but sweet musical movie with lots of charm and energy. While its musical period background is not that familiar to me, I was amused and entertained by its superlative soundtrack consisting of old and new … Continue reading

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Mon roi (2015) ☆☆(2/4): And then she was miserably stuck with this king jerk…

During my viewing of French film “Mon roi”, I felt a constant urge to ask several questions to its unlucky miserable heroine throughout its two-hour running time. Madame, how can you possibly put up with this prick? Can‘t you just … Continue reading

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) ☆☆1/2(2/5/4): Bigger and messier, so to speak

“X-Men: Apocalypse” attempts to juggle many things too hard. First, we have another bunch of new mutant characters with each own superpower to wield across the screen, and the first half of the movie is busy with introducing them one … Continue reading

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Concussion (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An inconvenient medical truth

Around late 2011, I read a series of disturbing articles from New York Times. The articles were about a young professional hockey player named Derek Boogaard, and that was the first time I heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A very late self-discovery journey

During my mildly enjoyable viewing of “A Walk in the Woods”, I got familiar impressions. I have seen other movies which did a better job of handling similar subjects than this passable one. I also have seen other cases where … Continue reading

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Experimenter (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A thought-provoking examination on human nature

The Milgram experiment is alternatively fascinating and disturbing for good reasons. Demonstrating how easily we can let ourselves obey to authority figures without any thought or question, this famous social psychology experiment suggests a dark, uncomfortable side of our human … Continue reading

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The Wailing (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Driven into insidious chaos

The deviously overwhelming chaos in South Korean film “The Wailing” disturbed and frightened me. The movie lured me as setting the ground under its unnerving mood, and then it grabbed me tight as going wild with its genre elements, and … Continue reading

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