Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ash Flower (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tale of two girls

South Korean film “Ash Flower”, which is the last chapter of the Flower trilogy by director/co-writer Park Seok-yeong, is a simple but intimate character drama to admire for its sensitive and thoughtful storytelling. While it is mainly about two young … Continue reading

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The Day After (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slight minor work from Hong Sang-soo

Besides being one of the most prominent filmmakers working in South Korea, Hong Sang-soo is one of the most prolific ones. Like Woody Allen, he has usually made one or two works every year, and watching his new film has … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Spider-Man with a bit of Iron Man

After watching “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, I thought about how fast things come and go these days. We thought it was over when Sam Raimi completed his Spider-Man trilogy in 2007, but then there came “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) and its 2014 … Continue reading

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Okja (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Save her super pig

What an odd work “Okja” is. Besides being an offbeat hybrid between South Korean film and American Hollywood film, this is also a quirky cross of several different genres which are somehow juxtaposed together in one curious bundle, and I … Continue reading

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Anarchist from Colony (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An anarchist couple who stood by each other

Based on a dramatic real-life story from the Japanese Occupation era, South Korean film “Anarchist from Colony” is more amusing and entertaining than I expected. While being as serious as required by its historical subject, the movie is also quite … Continue reading

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