Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Force (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Can the system be fixed?

Documentary film “The Force”, which is currently available on Netflix, gives us a clear-eyed glimpse into the ongoing problematic status of the Oakland Police Department, which was put under federal oversight in 2003 but has only drawn more public attentions … Continue reading

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Voyeur (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The confession of a voyeur

Netflix documentary film “Voyeur” gives us a fascinating story coupled with considerable morbidity and absurdity. Here are two different men who happened to get associated with each other after one tried to approach to the other with a story to … Continue reading

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The Polka King (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy American tale of greed and delusion

Based on a fascinating real-life criminal case, “The Polka King”, which is currently available on Netflix, tells us a goofy American tale of greed and delusion. Here is a nice guy who simply wanted to achieve his success as trying … Continue reading

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The Breadwinner (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The story of a young girl in Kabul

“The Breadwinner”, a little animation feature film which was recently nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar, distinguishes itself with its simple but appealing storytelling coupled with an impressive animation style. While its story often feels bleak and desperate for good … Continue reading

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Victoria & Abdul (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Judi Dench still has it

During my viewing of “Victoria & Abdul”, I could not help but think about what a remarkable movie acting career Judi Dench has built during last 23 years. When she played James Bond’s direct boss in “GoldenEye” (1995), she was … Continue reading

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Mrs. Brown (1997) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Queen and her Highlander servant

Although it has been more than 20 years since it came out, “Mrs. Brown” remains as one of better British period drama films made during the 1990s. Inspired by a fascinating human relationship in the life of one of the … Continue reading

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Ingrid Goes West (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little morbid comedy on social media stalking

As an uneasy satire on social media stalking, “Ingrid Goes West” is not a pleasant experience at all. Yes, you will probably be disturbed a lot by how its pathetically unhinged heroine goes further and further into her obsession and … Continue reading

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