Monthly Archives: October 2017

Marjorie Prime (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An somber, intelligent SF chamber drama

“Marjorie Prime” is a somber, intelligent SF chamber drama which turns out to be more intriguing and thoughtful than I expected. While it shows its theatrical origin at times, the movie is an engaging intellectual experience nonetheless, and it is … Continue reading

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Life with their father

“The Meyerowtiz Stories (New and Selected)” is as amusing as its whimsical title suggests. As dryly depicting the rocky relationship dynamics among the members of one dysfunctional family, the movie entertains us with small humorous moments generated among them, and … Continue reading

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): On their long struggle

  Revolving around the mysterious death of one prominent sexual minority activist, Netflix documentary film “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” vividly illuminates an overlooked aspect of the LGBTQ activism in US during the 1970-90s. While it initially draws … Continue reading

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The War Game (1965) ☆☆☆☆ (4/4): “This is nuclear war.”

“Oh, where are you coming from, soldier, gaunt soldier, With weapons beyond any reach of my mind, With weapons so deadly the world must grow older And die in its tracks, if it does not turn kind?” – from “Song … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sequel looking as great as its predecessor

Since it came out in 1982, Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has been regarded as one of the great SF films. Although it was not much of a box office success during its initial theatrical release in 1982, the movie subsequently … Continue reading

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Gerald’s Game (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman bound in danger

When I came across the trailer of “Gerald’s Game”, I was rather perplexed for good reasons. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and that novel seems to be nearly impossible to be … Continue reading

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Lost to Shame (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): His ‘truthful’ performance

There is an ironic edgy fun in South Korean film “Lost to Shame”, a dark, biting story about one contradictory juxtaposition of art and hypocrisy. As its actor hero struggles with his pretension as well as his artistic job, the … Continue reading

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