Monthly Archives: November 2018

Default (2018) ☆☆☆ (3/4): A broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997

South Korean film “Default” intends to give us a broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997, and it did a fairly good job despite its several weak elements. While occasionally hampered by its rather heavy-handed storytelling and … Continue reading

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The Wife (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beside her famous husband

The heroine of “The Wife” is usually quiet and reserved, but her seemingly detached façade speaks volume as we get to know more about her and her marital relationship. While she continues to occupy her small place besides her famous … Continue reading

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Young-ju (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple but bleak drama about guilt and torment

South Korean film “Young-ju” is a simple but bleak drama about guilt and torment. Although there are several moments which are quite difficult to watch for their considerable emotional intensity, the movie steadily engages us as closely observing its main … Continue reading

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Puzzle (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Reaching out through puzzle

“Puzzle” is a little likable movie about an accidental change coming into its heroine’s plain domestic life. While she has been quite content with her rather isolated daily life, something draws her attention one day, and that leads to her … Continue reading

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): At a conversion center

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”, which won the Grand Jury Prize for US Drama at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is about a young sexually confused girl who happens to be pushed into a bad place cruelly … Continue reading

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Thunder Road (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A police officer with issues

“Thunder Road” is a small character comedy drama film which draws your interest right from its opening scene, which is the best part of the movie in my inconsequential opinion. Although the rest of the movie is less memorable in … Continue reading

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The Long Dumb Road (2018) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Another familiar road trip movie

As watching “The Long Dumb Road”, I was reminded of several other road movies released during this year. At first, we watched Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, and Elizabeth Olsen journeying together in “Kodachrome” (2017), and then we saw Vera Farmiga, … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): It will rock you – sporadically

While I do not know much about Queen, a famous British rock band active during the 1970-80s, I can confidently tell you as your average amateur movie critic that “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a rather forgettable experience on the whole. Sure, … Continue reading

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The Ballard of Buster Scruggs (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Six stories from the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers’ latest film “The Ballard of Buster Scruggs”, which was premiered at the Venice International Film Festival this August and was released on Netflix on last Friday, is a delightful mixed bag to amuse and entertain you a … Continue reading

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BlacKkKlansman (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Based on an unbelievably outrageous true story

Spike Lee’s latest film “BlacKkKlansman” intends to deliver an urgent social message, and it did its job well in a way both entertaining and galvanizing. While it tickles us a lot via a cheerfully outrageous mix of satire and police … Continue reading

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