Monthly Archives: June 2018

Unsane (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is she really going insane?

Steven Soderbergh’s latest film “Unsane” deals with one hell of nightmarish circumstance which will surely make you wince at times for good reasons. What if you are suddenly committed to a mental hospital? What if you continue to get stuck … Continue reading

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Thoroughbreds (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two dangerous suburban girls

Alternatively disturbing and amusing in its clinical observation of adolescent amorality and apathy, “Thoroughbreds” works as a fascinating mix of character drama and adolescent thriller. While calmly observing its two teenage main characters slowly heading toward an inevitable narrative point, … Continue reading

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Brigsby Bear (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): For his favorite show

As a comedy about a young nerdy man who faces a sudden big change in his life and then attempts to handle that change via what he has been obsessed with for many years, “Brigsby Bear” is as whimsical as … Continue reading

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Custody (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s not over for them yet

Disturbing but undeniably gripping, French film “Custody” chillingly examines the problematic family relationship among its main characters. Right from its opening scene, we sense a trouble coming from the distance, and then the movie gradually dials up its level of … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): All the shabby dogs

“Isle of Dogs”, a stop-motion animated film by Wes Anderson, impresses me with its shabby charm while also bothering me with its questionable case of cultural appropriation. Although I admire the painstaking efforts put into every shot of the film … Continue reading

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A timeless live-action/animated fantasy

Still holding its place well in the history of movie special effects even after 30 years, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” remains as a timeless entertainment. Although mixing animation into live-action scenes has been relatively less awesome these days thanks to … Continue reading

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Revenge (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A survival horror drama for the #MeToo era

Intense and brutal with a number of striking moments of violence, French film “Revenge” is a survival horror drama for the #MeToo era. During its first act, the movie disturbingly presents that toxic objectification of female body through male viewpoint, … Continue reading

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