Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sauvage (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The seedy daily life of a young male prostitute

The hero of French film “Sauvage” is one of the most miserable movie characters I have ever seen during recent years. While casually going through his seedy daily life without no discernable future, this young man simply wants to love … Continue reading

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Child’s Play (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He’s a very bad doll…

“Child’s Play”, the remake of the 1988 horror film of the same name, is a nasty genre piece packed with scares and gores. I was only mildly amused and entertained during my viewing, and that made me keep wondering whether … Continue reading

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The World Before Your Feet (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Walking more than 8,000 miles in NYC

When I spent several weeks of 2010 April in Chicago, some of the most memorable moments came from when I walked around here and there in the city. I remember the Swedish Bakery and several other interesting places I came … Continue reading

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Toy Story 4 (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another closure for Woody and his friends

“Toy Story 4”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Animation Studios, is another entertaining entry of the endearing franchise which has lasted for more than 20 years. While its existence seems rather redundant at first due to that nearly … Continue reading

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Che: Part Two (2008) ☆☆☆(3/4): Che at the wrong place and time

For some reason unknown to me, Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” was recently released in South Korea although it has been more than 10 years since the movie came out in 2008. I already saw it in 2010, but I was willing … Continue reading

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Che: Part One (2008) ☆☆☆(3/4): Che at the right place and time

Steven Soderbergh’s “Che”, which happened to be released in South Korea in last weekend, is probably his most ambitious work during last two decades. While it is often a bit too dry and austere for some of you, this still … Continue reading

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The Edge of Democracy (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The unraveling of democracy in Brazil

Brazilian documentary film “The Edge of Democracy”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is often uncomfortable and depressing to watch especially if, like me, you have been disturbed by the rise of extreme right-wing political factions around the world during … Continue reading

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