Monthly Archives: May 2020

Misbehaviour (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Women’s liberation Vs. Miss World

“Misbehaviour”, which went straight to video on demand (VOD) in UK after its premiere in this March but was released in South Korean theaters in this week, is a feel-good movie about one significant moment in the history of Women’s … Continue reading

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Underwater (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Deep down in a trench

“Underwater” digs into its genre territory as much as intended, and I was entertained enough during my viewing even while recognizing its weak elements. Although it stumbles a bit during the last act which may feel rather preposterous to you … Continue reading

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The Lovebirds (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): I’ve seen it before – but it’s okay anyway

“The Lovebirds” is so predictable and familiar to the bone that my mind kept experiencing moments of déjà vu when I watched it at last night. Right from the very beginning, I clearly discerned what I was going to get, … Continue reading

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Bori (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She wants to be deaf…

South Korean independent film “Bori” is a sensitive and intimate coming-of-age tale about one girl who wants to be deaf just like her dear family. This surely sounds weird to many of you at first, but the movie gradually lets … Continue reading

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Sea Fever (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Quarantined in the middle of the ocean

I must say that it was a rather odd experience for me to watch “Sea Fever”, which happened to be released in South Korean theaters a few days ago. The movie, which was initially scheduled to be released in theaters … Continue reading

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Becoming (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her journey continues

Netflix documentary film “Becoming”, which was released in last week, made me miss a lot when the American society and government looked relatively more normal, decent, and sensible. When Barack and Michelle Obama entered the White House in early 2009, … Continue reading

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The Half of It (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A refreshing coming-of-age drama by Alice Wu

To be frank with you, I did not expect much when I watched the trailer of Netflix film “The Half of It”, which received the Founders Award at the Tribeca Film Festival before released on Netflix in last week. While … Continue reading

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The Willoughbys (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Funny, Colorful, and a bit naughty

Animation feature film “The Willoughbys”, which was released on Netflix a few weeks ago, is funny and colorful as cheerfully going all the way with its exaggerated animation style and naughty sense of humor. While you may wince a bit … Continue reading

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A Secret Love (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A longtime couple who finally comes out

Netflix documentary film “A Secret Love”, which was released in last Wednesday, is an intimate portrayal of a longtime couple who endured and prevailed together for many years as deeply loving each other in secret. While their long story of … Continue reading

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Ema (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Odd, opaque, but fascinating anyway

Pablo Larraín’s latest work “Ema”, which is going to be released on MUBI in UK, Ireland, and India this week, is often odd and opaque in its clinical character study, but it is still a fascinating experience I will probably … Continue reading

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