Monthly Archives: December 2021

Flee (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A simple but extraordinary animated documentary film

“Flee”, which was recently selected as the Danish entry to Best International Film Oscar, is a simple but extraordinary animated documentary film. As sensitively and thoughtfully examining one real-life Afghan immigrant’s past which has been suppressed at the corner of … Continue reading

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The Novice (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Driven to compete all the way

“The Novice” is a little but undeniably intense character drama which will make you wince more than once for good reasons. As palpably and disturbingly conveying to us its very competitive heroine’s physical and psychological journey, the movie makes us … Continue reading

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Mixtape (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A predictable but enjoyable mix

Netflix film “Mixtape”, which was released early in this month, is a predictable but enjoyable coming-of-age drama accompanied with a number of fairly good songs to listen. Right from the beginning, you will know what you will get, but the … Continue reading

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Swan Song (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber SF chamber drama about life and death

“Swan Song”, which was released on Apple+ two days ago, is a somber SF chamber drama revolving around one complex human matter of life and death. As calmly and earnestly following its ordinary hero’s emotional struggle involved with making an … Continue reading

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Let It Snow (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable winter holiday flick

Netflix film “Let It Snow” is a passable winter holiday flick you can watch just for killing your time at cold winter night. Although it is thoroughly trite and predictable in terms of story and characters, the movie is equipped … Continue reading

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Dumplin’ (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): This Is Her

Netflix movie “Dumplin’” is your average feel-good comedy drama flick which actually handles its genre clichés and conventions better than you may think. Sure, this is another familiar story of an adolescent heroine going all the way for more self-esteem … Continue reading

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About Endlessness (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): About Absurdness

Roy Andersson’s latest film “About Endlessness”, which won the Silver Lion award for Best Direction when it was shown at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival, is as dry, absurd, and melancholic as you can expect from his work. Again, … Continue reading

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Amélie (2001) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): This charming quirky girl

What a charming comedy film “Amélie” is. Constantly buoyed by its vibrant wit, style, and imagination, this quirky French crowd-pleaser, which is re-released in South Korean theaters in this week, is still lovable and admirable for its numerous funny offbeat … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A little gem from Lesotho

“This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection”, which was the official selection of Lesotho for Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a small but unforgettable film to be admired and appreciated a lot for several good reasons. … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): An entertaining IP mix with some heart

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a mostly entertaining Intellectual Property (IP) mix which actually made me care a little more than expected. While it is still considerably (and frustratingly) connected with Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) just like its two predecessors, … Continue reading

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