Monthly Archives: November 2020

And Then We Danced (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A passionate queer dance drama set in Georgia

Georgian drama film “And Then We Danced” presents a familiar tale of art, passion, and love via its specific cultural subject to observe and appreciate. As calmly observing its hero’s emotional/artistic journey, the movie lets us understand more of his … Continue reading

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Antigone (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A provocative modern adaptation of one classic tragedy

Canadian film “Antigone”, which won the Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Film in last year, was an interesting experience for me in more than one aspect. While I sometime felt frustrated with its young heroine’s inexorable stubbornness, … Continue reading

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Call (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sorry, Right Number

South Korean film “Call”, which was initially supposed be to be released in South Korean theaters early in this year but eventually got released on Netflix two days ago, is an increasingly tense and chilling thriller film coupled with a … Continue reading

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The Way I See It (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The way he photographed the Obama Presidency

Dawn Porter’s documentary film “The Way I See It” looks deep into those memorable still photographs shot during the Obama Presidency via one ordinary professional responsible for them. Yes, he was simply doing his job as required during that time, … Continue reading

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Mosul (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their intense personal fight against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq

Netflix film “Mosul”, which was released two days ago, is admirable to some degree but also notably flawed in some aspects. Inspired by Luke Mogelson’s 2017 New Yorker article “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS”, the movie attempts to give … Continue reading

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Freaky (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Freaky Friday the 13th

“Freaky”, which is incidentally released “Freaky Deathday” in South Korean theaters, is a little fun horror comedy film which accomplishes its tasks as well as intended in its small genre playground. Although its juxtaposition of two familiar story promises is … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy (2020) ☆☆(2/4): Looking back at his messy hillbilly upbringing

Netflix film “Hillbilly Elegy”, which was released on Netflix on this Tuesday after being released in theaters a few weeks ago, is so mild and bland that you may feel sorry for its several main cast members whose efforts are … Continue reading

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Run (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little thriller set between mother and daughter

You probably should know nothing at all before watching “Run”, a little thriller film which turns out to be quite smarter than it seems on the surface. Right from its very first scene, you will come to have a pretty … Continue reading

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Radioactive (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A scattershot biopic on Marie Curie’s life and career

I remember well when I came to learn about the life and career of Marie Curie from a little biography book for children around 30 years ago. Although life was pretty hard and difficult for her because of a number … Continue reading

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Mank (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he writes “Citizen Kane”

David Fincher’s new film “Mank”, which is released here in South Korea today and will be available on Netflix early in December, presents a personal perspective from the writer who co-wrote the screenplay for Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” (1941), which … Continue reading

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