Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Truth Beneath (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Gone daughter

I expected one thing before watching South Korean film “The Truth Beneath”, but the movie served me the other thing I did not expect at all. When it takes its first steps with a familiar thriller premise, you may think … Continue reading

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Suffragette (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Well-intentioned but passable

Looking into one important feminist movement during the early 20th century, “Suffragette” tries to show and tell us a story of brave women who fought hard for social equality for them and many other women in their conservative society. Considering … Continue reading

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The World of Us (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A little bumpy relationship between two girls

Human relationship is a fragile and tricky thing to handle for anyone, and South Korean film “The World of Us” shows that kids are no less clumsy than most of us in developing and maintaining relationship. Closely observing one little … Continue reading

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Midnight Special (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : It deserves its odd title

Reminiscent of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “Starman” (1984), and TV series “The X-files”, “Midnight Special” virtually puts us right in the middle of its ongoing situation we gradually come to grasp along its narrative. This small but … Continue reading

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Born to Be Blue (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Improvised from Chet Baker’s bluesy bottom

As a music drama loosely inspired by Chet Baker’s life, “Born to be Blue” tries a little different thing. While mainly focusing on a melancholic late period of this legendary American jazz musician’s life, it freely mixes reality and fiction … Continue reading

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The Jungle Book (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A fun, wondrous fantasy adventure film from Disney

“The Jungle Book” is a refreshing experience for many reasons. While this is another Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous collective works, its bountiful fantasy world is brimming with the sense of unadulterated fun, wonder, and excitement, and I looked … Continue reading

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The Conjuring 2 (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same scares and shocks in a different location

“The Conjuring 2” serves us same scares and shocks we saw from its predecessor. During the screening I attended yesterday, I and other audiences around me did get as much as we expected from it, and there were indeed several … Continue reading

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