Monthly Archives: October 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Adventure of a storyteller boy

The word ‘story’ is frequently mentioned throughout animation feature film “Kubo and the Two Strings”, and that word always generate certain tingling feelings while reminding us of the power of good storytelling inside and outside its deceptively simple but immensely … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The origin story of another Marvel Comics hero

“Doctor Strange” is your average origin story of another Marvel Comics hero. Again, we get 1) a long background story on how our hero comes to accept his destiny, 2) an obligatory middle part where he learns more about his … Continue reading

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Spy Nation (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A persistent journalistic record against injustices

Because I heard numerous news reports about its subject, there are not many things to surprise or enlighten me in South Korean documentary “Spy Nation”, but I could not help but be angry about a number of infuriating cases presented … Continue reading

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A Quiet Dream (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman and three guys around her

South Korean film “A Quiet Dream” freely flows with its odd, ambiguous atmosphere. This small arthouse movie will surely demand some degrees of patience from you, but you can enjoy its offbeat mood and enjoyable performances once you accept its … Continue reading

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Queen of Walking (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Walk, Man-bok, Walk!

Have you heard of racewalking? I did not know anything about this rather obscure sport until I watched a little lovable South Korean film called “Queen of Walking”. Before writing this review, I checked Wikipedia, and I was surprised to … Continue reading

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Beatles during its finest moments

As a tribute to one of the iconic pop bands during the late 20th century, Ron Howard’s documentary film “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” may provide nothing particularly revealing even to the audiences with vague knowledge on the Beatles, … Continue reading

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Children of Men (2006) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dystopian world with no future

Science fiction films about dystopian world are dime a dozen in these days, but not many of them can surpass the sheer verisimilitude of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men”, which has become more relevant since it came out 10 years … Continue reading

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