Monthly Archives: August 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): No one can say that she didn’t sing…

Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944) was quite an interesting woman for not only her sheer lack of talent but also her incredible obliviousness to that awful truth. It seemed she really believed she was a good singer, but it is apparent … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ladies are not afraid of ghost either

“Ghostbusters”, the reboot/remake of the 1984 film, attempts to do something different, and that should be respected although the result is not wholly different from what we saw from the 1984 film and its 1989 sequel. Again, we are treated … Continue reading

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Weiner (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The second rise and fall of Weiner

When Anthony Weiner attempted to run for the office of Mayor of New York City in 2013, he seemed to be on the way to a sort of redemptive comeback, and he actually had a very good chance for that. … Continue reading

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Fire at Sea (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Far from each other – but also close to each other

Italian documentary film “Fire at Sea”, which won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, simply observes its different human subjects. While life goes on as usual in one small Mediterranean island, there … Continue reading

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Creepy (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A possibility of unspeakable evil on the next door

Japanese film “Creepy” works best when it plays with its insidious atmosphere. As it slowly delves into one disturbing mystery step by step along with a number of creepy insinuating moments, a possibility of unspeakable evil on the next door … Continue reading

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Seoul Station (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Zombie night in Seoul

Zombie apocalypse fictions are dime a dozen in these days, but South Korean animation feature film “Seoul Station” has its own disturbing darkness to distinguish itself among other zombie movies. While its zombies are frightening as required, it is also … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Not Beyond Yet

“Star Trek Beyond” seems to be ready to go boldly where no previous Star Trek movie has gone before, but, again, it turns out to be still trying to warm up its renewed franchise before whatever will follow after this. … Continue reading

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