Monthly Archives: January 2020

Suicide Squad (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Not villainous enough

As many of you know, some movies go through considerable subsequent re-evaluation despite getting heaps of negative reviews at first, but, in my inconsequential opinion, David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” is definitely not one of such cases. Although I decided to … Continue reading

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Spies in Disguise (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Your average spy action comedy animation film

“Spies in Disguise” is your average spy action comedy animation film, and that is all. Although it is occasionally amusing as diligently throwing gags and jokes, the film does not feel particularly fresh while doing lots of predictable things inside … Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One hectic day

Watching “Give Me Liberty” was often emotionally exhausting and frustrating for me. As constantly throwing me into its intense and boisterous cacophony of raw emotional moments, the movie breathlessly drives its story and characters back and forth between whimsical comedy … Continue reading

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Where’s My Roy Cohn? (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Extremely Vile and Incredibly Amoral

Documentary film “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” gives us a close look into the life and career of Roy M. Cohn, a powerful and notorious lawyer who has still exerted his toxic influence on American society and politics even though he … Continue reading

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Bait (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A odd, distinctive filmmaking exercise

British independent film “Bait” is an odd, distinctive piece of filmmaking exercise you will not easily forget. Adamantly rough and old-fashioned in technical aspects, the movie feels rather distant and disorienting at times, but it still works on the whole … Continue reading

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Mine 9 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): 2 Miles Below

“Mine 9”, which is also known as “2 Miles Below”, is a small but effective genre piece to be admired for efficiency and verisimilitude. As firmly focusing on several characters suddenly stuck in a grim and perilous situation, the movie … Continue reading

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Monos (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Young beasts of a war

There are a number of absolutely stunning moments in “Monos”, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year. While I often struggled to follow and understand … Continue reading

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Little Women (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another home run by Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s latest film “Little Women” is as witty, charming, and touching as expected. Based on the famous classic novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the movie constantly amuses and moves us as busily bouncing around its … Continue reading

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For Sama (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A harrowing personal chronicle from Aleppo

Documentary film “For Sama”, which won the Golden Eye award when it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year and was also nominated for Best Documentary Oscar on last Monday, presents to us a harrowing personal … Continue reading

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1917 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An intense epic genre exercise

Sam Mendes’s new film “1917” is an intense epic genre exercise which will surely impresses you a lot with its astounding technical achievement on the screen. As continuously following a long, perilous journey across the battlefields of World War I, … Continue reading

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