Monthly Archives: May 2019

Miss & Mrs. Cops (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A good start for two female cops

At first, I did not have much expectation on South Korean comedy film “Miss & Mrs. Cops”, which did not look that fresh or interesting to me when I came across its trailer a few weeks ago. However, after hearing … Continue reading

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Fighting with My Family (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wrestler and her family

“Fighting with My Family” often made me cringe for good reasons, but I enjoyed its sweet funny moments nonetheless. As the story about a young female wrestler reaching for her dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the movie gives … Continue reading

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A Haunting Hitchhike (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): In an unkind world

South Korean film “A Haunting Hitchhike” is the gloomy story of a young teenage girl struggling with harsh aspects of her unkind world. She simply hopes that things will get better for her, but she only finds herself facing more … Continue reading

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The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Great Stone Face

As far as I remember, I only watched a few works of Buster Keaton (Shame on me!), but those films were more than enough to show me that he was an extraordinary silent movie star to be appreciated and admired. … Continue reading

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Diane (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she takes care of others

“Diane”, which won three awards including the one for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year and was recently shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival in this week, is a little character drama about one … Continue reading

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To Dust (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan Jewish comedy on body decomposition

As watching “To Dust”, a little comedy film which won the Narrative Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year, I was reminded of that memorable quote from Errol Morris’ great documentary “Gates of Heaven” (1978): “Death is … Continue reading

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Monrovia, Indiana (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Americana observed by Frederick Wiseman

I still remember well when I was going to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois by train during one morning of 2010 April. As the train passed through a number of rural regions of Illinois, my eyes were frequently fixed on roads, plains, and … Continue reading

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Winter Flies (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two boys driving a car

“Winter Flies”, which was selected Czech’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91th Academy Awards in last year and recently happened to be shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival in this month, is a modest … Continue reading

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A Bread Factory, Part Two (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Art and Community (Continued)

When I was about to watch “A Bread Factory, Part Two”, which luckily happens to be shown at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival along with “A Bread Factory, Part One”, I had considerable expectation as reflecting on what I … Continue reading

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A Bread Factory, Part One (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Art and Community

“A Bread Factory, Part One”, which fortunately happens to be shown at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival along with “A Bread Factory, Part Two”, is a rich, colorful slice of life which is full of wonderful individual moments to … Continue reading

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