Monthly Archives: December 2019

10 movies of 2019 – and more: Part 1

Here are the first 5 movies in my list.

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10 movies of 2019 – and more: Introduction

When I was a little elementary school kid during the early 1990s, the 21st Century often felt like a distant future to me. As reading those many science books I read during that time, I imagined how fun and exciting … Continue reading

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Love, Antosha (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Remembering Anton Yelchin

As watching documentary film “Love, Antosha”, I could not help but reminded of what a tragic and senseless loss the death of Anton Yelchin was. Since his breakthrough turn in “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001), he steadily advanced to become one … Continue reading

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Start-Up (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A lame comedy packed with uninteresting caricatures

South Korean film “Start-Up”, which is based on the popular online graphic novel of the same name, mainly revolves around two different dudes who do not interest me much. As a matter of fact, I did not care much about … Continue reading

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Chained for Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beauty and her disfigured co-star

“Chained for Life” is an odd, amusing comedy film which cheerfully dances around its interesting subjects as generating a number of thought-provoking moments to be appreciated. Although I was initially a bit baffled about what exactly it intends to do, … Continue reading

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The Truth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mildly interesting trial by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest work “The Truth”, his first non-Japenese film which was also the opening film at the Venice International Film Festival of this year, is a mildly interesting drama revolving around an aging self-centered actress and several other characters … Continue reading

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The Two Popes (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Between two different men of religion

Netflix movie “The Two Popes”, which is released in selected South Korean movie theaters before being released on Netflix in the next week, did more than merely regarding its two real-life figures. As their characters frequently pull and push each … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her last hurrah

As many of you know, Judy Garland was a tragically messy and damaged person throughout her life and career. While she quickly rose as a new talented child performer in Hollywood thanks to the enormous success of “The Wizard of … Continue reading

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here we go again

“Jumanji: The Next Level”, which is a sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), tries to entertain us as much as its predecessor, and it accomplishes its mission a little better than I thought. Although its setting is not … Continue reading

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Them That Follow (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in her isolated religious community

As a small but intense drama set in an isolated religious community, “Them That Follows” delivers several strong moments to remember. Although it is relentlessly gloomy and moody from the beginning to the end, the movie manages to avoid becoming … Continue reading

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