Monthly Archives: July 2021

Saint Maud (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The sobering observation of one disturbing religious mania

“Saint Maud” is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller which will catch you off guard more than once. As mostly sticking to its very disturbed heroine’s warped viewpoint, the movie alternatively chills and fascinates us via a number of intense … Continue reading

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My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): For their younger brother

“My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It Too” is a moody but interesting horror drama film about two sibling toiling on taking care of a sick family member with unspeakable need. While calmly and slowly observing their respective human … Continue reading

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Anything for Jackson (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Satanist couple in trouble

“Anything for Jackson” is a little horror film which turns out to be more morbid, humorous, and bizarre than expected. While unfolding its devious plot mainly via the viewpoint of an insidious old couple who seems be ready for doing … Continue reading

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Escape from Mogadishu (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must stick together for their escape

South Korean film “Escape from Mogadishu” is a gritty and intense action thriller flick which is loosely based on a real-life story between South and North Korean embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991. While often reminiscent of a bunch of … Continue reading

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Jungle Cruise (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A goofy overlong adventure film

“Jungle Cruise” is not as awful as I feared after watching its trailer several weeks ago, but it is also not as fun and entertaining as it could be. As a blockbuster flick based on one of those theme park … Continue reading

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Two of Us (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Just two of them

“Two of Us”, which was selected as the French entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year (It made the shortlist of fifteen films early in this year, by the way), begins its story with the warm and sensitive … Continue reading

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Gull (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her little struggle for herself

South Korean independent film “Gull” is a simple but haunting character drama about one ordinary woman’s harrowing emotional journey after a traumatic incident. While dryly but sensitively observing her inner struggle without any unnecessary exaggeration, the movie slowly lets us … Continue reading

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The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A well-made interseason episode

I must confess that, as a nerdy guy who has seldom watched TV for many years, I really did not know anything about South Korean TV drama series “The Cursed”, whose second season will soon be started in this year. … Continue reading

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The Night (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An isolated night of terror

“The Night” is a little creepy psychological horror film mainly revolving around one isolated night of terror within some big hotel in LA. While clearly influenced by a number of other horror films such as, yes, “The Shining” (1980), the … Continue reading

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The Water Man (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Searching for the Water Man

“The Water Man”, which was released in US a few months ago and then released on Netflix outside US, is a modest but wholesome coming-of-age fantasy drama. While it is reminiscent of other similar genre products ranging from “Bridge to … Continue reading

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