Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Queen of Crime (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here comes Detective Mom

As a mystery thriller, South Korean film “The Queen of Crime” is pretty simple on the whole, but it is equipped with a brash, colorful heroine to remember. She may not be very smart as the detective character of the … Continue reading

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Worst Woman (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her Worst Day

First, I must tell you that the young heroine of South Korean film “Worst Woman” is not as awful as you may surmise from its title. She merely happens to have a messy day which comes to throw her into … Continue reading

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Keanu (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Isn’t it cute?

If you have followed my inconsequential twitter account, you probably know that I have considerable affection toward cats. While I also like dogs to some degrees, I cannot help but look closer at cat whenever I happen to spot it … Continue reading

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The Age of Shadows (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Comrade or Foe?

Apparently influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville’s great film “The Army of Shadows” (1969), South Korean film “The Age of Shadows” tells us a gray melancholic tale of underground organization members who must be very careful in every step for their dangerous … Continue reading

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Money Monster (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A hostage situation on broadcast

“Money Monster” tries a lot within its limited space and time. First, it tries to be a taut thriller revolving around an urgent circumstance which happens to be watched by millions of TV viewers second by second, and this premise … Continue reading

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National Gallery (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another super work from Frederick Wiseman

“National Gallery” is as slow and austere as you can expect from a documentary film by Frederick Wiseman, a legendary American documentary director who has established his long, illustrious filmmaking career for nearly 50 years since his first work “Titicut … Continue reading

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Truth (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A report marred by devastating mistakes

They tried to report a truth, but then their minor mistakes ultimately eclipsed and muddled the main point of their report while resulting in considerable personal costs for everyone. Looking closely into the messy circumstance surrounding the flawed TV report … Continue reading

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