Monthly Archives: January 2022

Sewing Sisters (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When they were young and defiant laborers

South Korean documentary “Sewing Sisters” illuminates real-life stories which deserve to be told more and more as the hidden parts of the South Korean labor union history. As simply listening to the seemingly ordinary heroines of these real-life tales, the … Continue reading

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One Second (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A movie screening in the middle of desert

Chinese film “One Second” works best whenever it focuses on that fascinating power of movie. Although it is a bit too broad and simple in terms of story and characters in my humble opinion, I could not help but amused … Continue reading

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The Climb (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Scenes from a friendship

“The Climb” is a small but hilarious comedy film about the bumpy friendship between its two ordinary main characters. As they alternatively push and pull each other over the story, the movie gives us a number of wonderful comic moments … Continue reading

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Memoria (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Searching for one particular sound

To be frank with you, it took some time for me to get accustomed to the works of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a Thai filmmaker who has been more notable to me and many other moviegoers since he won the Palme d’Or … Continue reading

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French Exit (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Almost penniless in Paris

“French Exit” has some charm and spirit to be appreciated despite being a bit too flawed in my inconsequential opinion. While it is buoyed to some degree by its delightful lead performance, the movie often stumbles and meanders mainly due … Continue reading

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The Last Vermeer (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Better to be a forger than a traitor

“The Last Vermeer” is a modest period drama film which becomes compelling whenever its untrustworthy but undeniably fascinating real-life figure enters the screen. Here is an unabashedly opportunistic dude who cleverly duped many others including the Nazis during the World … Continue reading

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A Hero (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another complex moral drama from Asghar Farhadi

Iranian film “A Hero”, which was released on Amazon Prime in US in last week, is another knockout work from Asghar Farhadi, a masterful Iranian filmmaker who suddenly became quite more prominent to many of us thanks to his great … Continue reading

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Eyes of Jessica Chastain

It goes without saying that Jessica Chastain is one of the most interesting actresses working in Hollywood during last 10 years. Since she suddenly drew our attention via a string of stellar supporting turns from “The Help” (2011), “Take Shelter” … Continue reading

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The Worst Person in the World (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Several vivid slices of her ongoing life

Joachim Trier’s new film “The Worst Person in the World” cheerfully and thoughtfully rolls along with its ordinary but unforgettable heroine’s life, and I like that a lot. As observing those small ups and downs in her private life, I … Continue reading

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Bergman Island (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gentle and playful film set in Bergman Island

Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film “Bergman Island” is a gentle and playful drama which will amuse and delight you if you are admire the works of both the director and Ingmar Bergman. While often mentioning Bergman’s life and career, the movie … Continue reading

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