Monthly Archives: May 2019

Furie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and stylish Vietnamese female action flick

Vietnamese action thriller film “Furie”, which is currently available on Netflix, tries to do something different within its genre territory, and I appreciated that even while noticing its imperfect aspects from time to time. Although it will instantly remind you … Continue reading

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The Perfection (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Twisty and nasty

Before watching Netflix film “The Perfection”, I read a review which advised me to avoid spoilers as much as possible, but, after watching the film, I found that one South Korean film critic recommended to watch its trailer first. While … Continue reading

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KIM-GUN (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Searching for a man who was there

I could not help but saddened as watching South Korean documentary film “KIM-GUN”, which, in my trivial opinion, should be watched by any good South Korean citizen. Starting from a photograph of one anonymous figure who recently became the main … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A talky French comedy from Olivier Assayas

I do not mind watching smart, sophisticated people talking about serious subjects on the screen. Although I must confess that it took some time for getting accustomed to the works of Eric Rohmer such as “Pauline at the Beach” (1983), … Continue reading

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): You finally made it, Mr. Gilliam

First, let me tell you a bit about my admiration on how tenacious Terry Gilliam has been during last two decades. Although his prime period mainly represented by “Brazil” (1985) and “12 Monkeys” (1995) had already passed many years ago, … Continue reading

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Rosie (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Homeless with her family

“Rosie”, a small Irish independent film which was shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival early in this month and then was released in South Korean theaters in last week, looks into one ordinary woman’s hard struggle for herself and … Continue reading

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See You Yesterday (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little time travel adventure in Brooklyn

“See You Yesterday”, which was released on Netflix last Friday, is a little smart movie which puts its own distinctive touches on one of the most time-honored science fiction subjects. While it takes a familiar route packed with predictable narrative … Continue reading

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Second Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she is running from herself

South Korean independent film “Second Life” is a sad, melancholic story about one young girl desperately running from herself via her constant lies. Although its heroine is not particularly likable to say the least, the movie observes her dishonest behaviors … Continue reading

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Juror 8 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Eight Jurors and One Judge

South Korean film “Juror 8” is a familiar but enjoyable courtroom comedy drama which delivers its points well while also entertaining its audiences enough. Although it is instantly reminiscent of other similar films such as Sidney Lumet’s “12 Angry Men” … Continue reading

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Suspiria (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Self-indulgent but interesting anyway

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film “Suspiria”, which is the remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror film of the same name, boldly attempts to present its own style and substance. Although its attempt is not wholly successful, it is still an interesting … Continue reading

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