Monthly Archives: April 2020

Circus of Books (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her parents’ unconventional business

Netflix documentary film “Circus of Books”, which was released on last Wednesday, tells an interesting personal story revolving around an old gay porn shop in California and its unlikely owners. As they admits to us at one point in the … Continue reading

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Selah and The Spades (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little distinctive debut work to notice

“Selah and the Spades”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last weekend, is a little distinctive debut work which may be regarded as the starting point of a major talent to watch. As a guy who did not have … Continue reading

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Sergio (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Well-intentioned but mediocre

Netflix film “Sergio” is a well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing biography drama film about one decent real-life figure who deserves a more interesting movie in my trivial opinion. While it certainly depicts its hero with lots of admiration and respect, the … Continue reading

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Midnight Family (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their nighttime business in Mexico City

Documentary film “Midnight Family” simply observes its main human subjects and their nighttime activities, but what is vividly captured via its seemingly plain storytelling approach is utterly unforgettable to say the least. As phlegmatically but strikingly presenting how these people … Continue reading

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The Kingmaker (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Rotten, superficial, and powerful

If you are familiar with the notoriety of Imelda Marcos and her rotten family members in the Philippines, you will be often disgusted and horrified as watching documentary film “The Kingmaker”, which presents a very disturbing picture of how she … Continue reading

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Tigertail (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A low-key immigrant drama from Netflix

Netflix film “Tigertail” is a modest but engaging immigrant drama to be appreciated for its subtle human moments. As delicately revolving around its immigrant hero’s life story, the movie slowly lets us understand what he has sacrificed and suppressed for … Continue reading

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Big Time Adolescence (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Still not growing up at all

“Big Time Adolescence” is about one problematic friendship which seems to be going nowhere even at the end of the story. As observing its two different lead male characters, we come to see that one of them must grow up … Continue reading

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Rachel Getting Married (2008) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As her sister is about to marry

To be frank with you, I usually get bored whenever I attend a wedding ceremony. Usually held at those big halls, weddings in South Korea are pretty much same in terms of routines and procedures, and I must confess that … Continue reading

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Blow the Man Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime comedy drama in Maine

“Blow the Man Down”, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival early in last year and then was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, is a little crime comedy drama packed with enough local mood and … Continue reading

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