Monthly Archives: November 2016

Almost Holy (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty, tough shepherd in Ukraine

Documentary film “Almost Holy”, currently available on Netflix, gives us a darkly complex portrayal of a man of the cloth determined to fight against evil in his own unorthodox way. As the documentary shows more of the gritty, uncomfortable sides … Continue reading

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Our Love Story (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their Plain Love Story

South Korean film “Our Love Story” is a wonderfully intimate drama revolving around one specific romantic relationship. As they get closer to each other after their incidental encounter, they move onto the next step, but then there is always the … Continue reading

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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy prequel to surprise you

A major surprise of “Ouija: Origin of Evil” is that it is not only good enough to be scary and entertaining but also actually better than its forgettable predecessor. While it is an origin story preceding “Ouija” (2014) as reflected … Continue reading

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Yourself and Yours (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Herself and His

Baffling and playful, South Korean film “Yourself and Yours” has a little fun with those familiar matters of heart. Because I did not know much about its plot when I watched the movie during this Thursday evening, I initially felt … Continue reading

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The Sky Does Not Fall Yet (but….)

Like many people around the world, I am still trying to deal with what has been determined today with grim, inexorable certainty. As some people have feared, Donald Trump is elected as the next US president now, and it has … Continue reading

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Rams (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two estranged sheep farmer brothers

It was during my undergraduate school years that I heard about scrapie for the first time. Due to its elusive origin of infection somehow highly resistant to common disinfection methods, this neurodegenerative disease observed from sheep and goats had been … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A familiar Texan genre exercise

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting online chat with one of my acquaintances. He told me that it is not easy for him to enjoy movies because he is always aware of their inherent artificial sides shown from … Continue reading

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Louder than Bombs (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They need to talk about her…

Her absence has been felt around them since she died, and they still struggle with themselves while barely connected with each other. As a somber drama about one problematic family dealing with the void left by their loved one, “Louder … Continue reading

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