Monthly Archives: January 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their final adventure

Animation feature film “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”, the last chapter of the trilogy which started with “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010) and then continued with the following 2014 sequel film, is a fairly entertaining work … Continue reading

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Extreme Job (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A half-fried cop comedy

I am not an ideal audience for South Korean comedy film “Extreme Job”, which is currently having a considerable box office success in South Korea after released in last week. While I understand its comic appeal to local audiences to … Continue reading

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Fyre Fraud (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another recent documentary film on the Fyre Festival

It was a curious experience for me to watch Hulu documentary film “Fyre Fraud”, which presents an unbelievably absurd story about the Fyre Festival fraud case in 2017. Not long after it was released in last week, another documentary film … Continue reading

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A Private War (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Driven to front line

“A Private War”, the first feature film directed by documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman, looks into the life and career of Marie Colvin (1956-2012), an American journalist who devoted herself to her risky jobs till her unfortunate death in 2012. While … Continue reading

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Widows (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A strong female crime thriller from Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s new film “Widows” is a rare piece of work we do not encounter everyday. In addition to functioning well as a top-notch crime thriller which will grab your attention from the beginning to the end, the movie vividly … Continue reading

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Back to Burgundy (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Life with their family wine

Watching French film “Back to Burgundy” is a slow but pleasant experience to be cherished. While leisurely rolling its three main characters along its loose narrative, the movie gradually exudes charm, humor, and mood, and I like how it takes … Continue reading

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Capernaum (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A little boy rebelling against his poor life.

Lebanese film “Capernaum”, which received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in this week, is an extraordinary drama about a young little boy struggling in … Continue reading

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