Monthly Archives: October 2020

Slay the Dragon (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): American citizens against gerrymandering

I remember well when I heard about gerrymandering for the first time. On one day in 1991, I was going through the third year of my elementary school education, and I and other students of my class were studying elementary … Continue reading

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The Perfect Weapon (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): It has already been started

HBO documentary film “The Perfect Weapon” gives us a very urgent message on certain very dark sides of our ongoing cyber age. As our digital technology is more advanced day by day, our human society have come to depend more … Continue reading

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Tommaso (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little playful piece by Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara’s latest film “Tommaso” is alternatively playful and fascinating as probably reflecting many parts of Ferrara’s life and career. Since he reached to the peak of his filmmaking career during the early 1990s with a series of darkly compelling … Continue reading

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Endless Poetry (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The wild second chapter of Jodorowsky’s life

“Endless Poetry”, which is supposedly the second part of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film autobiography, is as wild, bold, and weird as you can expect from his work. Like his previous film “The Dance of Reality” (2013), the movie freely mixes his … Continue reading

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Borat returns

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, which is also known as “Borat 2”, wants to be as bold, shocking, and outrageous as its predecessor, but the overall result feels rather mildly amusing in comparison. Although there are several uproarious moments in the film … Continue reading

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Babyteeth (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her imperfect romance

As a coming-of-age comedy drama film revolving around a sick young heroine and her unlikely lover, Australian movie “Babyteeth” is much more matured than expected. While it will surely remind you of other similar films such as “The Fault in … Continue reading

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Time (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her time without her husband

Documentary film “Time”, which was released on Amazon Prime several days ago, gives us a somber but powerful presentation of the personal reflections from one seemingly ordinary but remarkably resilient American woman. As freely alternating between her past and present, … Continue reading

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All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Even one vote does matter

Documentary film “All In: The Fight for Democracy”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last month, is a passionate argument on the importance of voting in the American democracy. Via its sobering presentation on the long history of voter … Continue reading

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Nocturne (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sibling rivalry

“Nocturne”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is a psychological horror film which has some little fun with its familiar story and characters. Here is a young heroine very eager to go further for her artistic … Continue reading

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Evil Eye (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Mother is quite worried…

“Evil Eye”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, works to some degree despite its preposterous story premise. During its first two acts, the movie builds its psychological tension well as focusing on the believable personal relationship … Continue reading

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