Monthly Archives: October 2018

Shirkers (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): In search of a stolen movie

Netflix documentary film “Shirkers”, which won World Cinema Documentary Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is a vivid, compelling collection of personal memories surrounding one small stolen film. As following a dramatic quest revolving around … Continue reading

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): When she meets his crazy rich family

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a conventional romantic comedy film cheerfully flaunting many clichés and stereotypes with some fresh air of change. Although its story and characters are not so far from your average Asian TV soap drama, the movie distinguishes … Continue reading

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Grass (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A simple observation of several conversations

South Korean film “Grass” is pretty simple, but it is also quite frustrating at times. Simply observing a number of small conversation scenes, the movie provides some good moments to savor, but the movie somehow fails to engage me as … Continue reading

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): His romance with a fading film star

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” will interest you especially if you are familiar with Gloria Grahame, one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood during the 1940-50s. While appearing in a number of notable classic films such “Crossfire” (1947), … Continue reading

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Sorry to Bother You (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wild, morbid social satire

“Sorry to Bother You” is a wild, morbid social satire I will not easily forget. Although it took some time for me to get accustomed to its outlandish satiric approach which is alternatively baffling and amusing, I could not help … Continue reading

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Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Father and daughter’s band

“Hearts Beat Loud” is a mildly charming music drama movie which plays familiar notes while not bringing anything particularly new to its genre territory. Although it is often middling as being hampered by its predictable storytelling and thin characterization, its … Continue reading

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The Children Act (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An intelligent adult drama on law and ethics

“The Children Act” is an intelligent adult drama which actually made me muse on its subjects during my viewing. While thoughtfully presenting a difficult legal/ethical matter of life and death during its first half, the movie lets us understand how … Continue reading

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