Monthly Archives: March 2018

Two Doors (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sobering documentary on Yongsan Tragedy

South Korean documentary film “Two Doors” reminds me again of how terrible and infuriating the Yongsan Tragedy was. In the early morning of January 19th, 2009, the police attempted to suppress a group of evictees who simply demanded fair treatment, … Continue reading

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Only the Brave (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Against the fires

While thoroughly conventional in many aspects, “Only the Brave” works better than expected. The movie indeed is your typical human drama based on a real-life story, but it is engaging nonetheless thanks to its earnest storytelling and solid performances, and … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Peace (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Combatants for the Peace

Documentary film “Disturbing the Peace” looks into the unlikely solidarity between two different groups of people jointly pursuing the idea of peace in their violent world which has been torn by conflict for many years. As frequently going back and … Continue reading

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My prediction on the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar season has been less predictable these days. When we thought “The Revenant” would won the Best Picture award in early 2016, “Spotlight” surprised us at the last minute. When we did not have much doubt on the victory of … Continue reading

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Ferdinand (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A predictable but entertaining work from Blue Sky Studios

“Ferdinand”, the latest animation feature film from Blue Sky Studios, is predictable but entertaining work coupled with nice lessons for its target audiences. While it is hampered by its thin plot and weak characterization at times, the film mostly works … Continue reading

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Little Forest (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): One year in her rural hometown

Watching South Korean film “Little Forest” was a relaxing experience for me. When I came into the screening room in last evening, I happened to feel tired and a bit drowsy, but then I found myself gradually refreshed and entertained … Continue reading

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