Monthly Archives: June 2017

Antiporno (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another perverted exercise in style from Sion Sono

You cannot possibly expect anything normal from Sion Sono, who is surely one of the most interesting filmmakers working in Japan at present. “Cold Fish” (2010) was a bleak, disturbing psychological thriller about an ordinary family man gradually influenced by … Continue reading

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I Am a Cat (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Aren’t they cute?

South Korean documentary film “I Am a Cat” is full of cats, and I enjoyed that as a longtime cat lover. Since I began to photograph those stray cats living in the campus of Korean Advanced Institute of Science and … Continue reading

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The Villainess (2017) ☆☆(2/4): She’s lethal….and sappy

“The Villainess” is probably one of the most exciting bad South Korean films of this year. While there are several first-class action sequences to be admired for heaps of efforts and techniques put into them, it is unfortunately stuck with … Continue reading

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The Mummy (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A mummy comes to London

“The Mummy”, a reboot of the Mummy series which is also the first installment in the Dark Universe film series of Universal Studios, is dour, bland, and joyless while not proving anything particularly fun or scary. This unexciting blockbuster product … Continue reading

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Jane (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Elusive happiness in her harsh, despairing world

South Korean film “Jane” begins with one story and then proceeds with another story to tell. While these two stories feel different from each other, they are gradually connected with each other as the movie observes the harsh, despairing world … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Wonder Woman!

Besides being more exciting and exhilarating than expected, “Wonder Woman” finally gives what its genre has desperately needed during recent years: strong, independent female superhero character. While this is another quintessential origin story, the movie is refreshing mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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