Monthly Archives: August 2018

Searching (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A smart, efficient digital era thriller

“Searching” is a lot better than you may expect. Sure, its small genre territory has been already explored by several recent notable films such as “Unfriended” (2014) and “Open Windows” (2014), but it is actually a very entertaining genre exercise … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Dybbuk (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A self-made filmmaker with hidden past

To be frank with you, I had never heard about Michał Waszyński before watching documentary film “The Prince and the Dybbuk”, which recently shown at EBS International Documentary Festival. According to Wikipedia, this prominent Polish filmmaker once worked as an … Continue reading

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Jane (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, riveting presentation of Jane Goodall’s life and work

Documentary film “Jane”, which was recently shown at the EBS International Documentary Film Festival during last week, gave me an experience both enlightening and enthralling. While I certainly came to learn a lot more about the life and work of … Continue reading

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One Cut of the Dead (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Don’t stop shooting!

Japanese film “One Cut of the Dead” combines two least favorite genres of mine and then suddenly throws the mix into a farcical situation which turns out to be a lot more entertaining than it seemed at first. Although I … Continue reading

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Adulthood (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A girl and her con man uncle

South Korean film “Adulthood” is a simple but charming comedy drama to be cherished. Alternatively humorous and sensitive in its low-key comic approach, the movie generates a number of nice intimate scenes to enjoy, and it is also anchored well … Continue reading

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Whitney (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life and career of Whitney Houston

Documentary film “Whitney” gives us a close look at the life and career of Whitney Houston, a famous singer who has been remembered for not only her meteoric rise but also the following downward spiral of which she could never … Continue reading

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Tully (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mother and her odd nanny

Raising kids is often quite a demanding task, and “Tully” honestly and incisively illuminates that undeniable fact via its sharp wit and thoughtful sensitivity. As we are frequently amused by its many humorous moments which are both funny and truthful, … Continue reading

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