Monthly Archives: March 2022

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): But he wants to see it with her right now….

Great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman once said that human face is the most fascinating subject possible for the camera. That is what came to my mind while I was watching Finnish film “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to … Continue reading

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The August Virgin (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Her August in Madrid

Spanish film “The August Virgin”, which happens to be released in South Korean theaters in this week, simply strolls along with its heroine during her summer stay in Madrid, Spain. While it works to some degree as a likable character … Continue reading

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My Prediction on the 94th Academy Awards

We are approaching the end of the first quarter of 2022, and things have been pretty much same as the COVID-19 pandemic is still dominating over us as usual. Although the situation has been less severe in South Korea compared … Continue reading

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Days (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Those quiet wordless moments

Tsai Ming-liang’s latest feature film “Days”, which won the jury Teddy Award when it was shown at the Berlin International Festival early in 2020, is slowly and patiently observes two different gay persons at its center. While it feels so … Continue reading

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Zeros and Ones (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A murky and rambling work by Abel Ferrara

I admire how Abel Ferrara have steadily continued his interesting filmmaking career during last 20 years. While he may have passed his prime period after a string of fascinating works he made in US during the 1990s, this distinctive American … Continue reading

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Marry Me (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her accidental husband

Right from when I watched its trailer a few months ago, I knew what I would get from “Marry Me”, which was released in South Korean theaters in last week. Like another recent romantic comedy film “I Want You Back” … Continue reading

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Deep Water (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tantalizing comeback work from Adrian Lyne

“Deep Water”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best when it tantalizingly toys with the suspicion and mistrust surrounding a couple at the center of the story. It is a bit disappointing that the movie comes … Continue reading

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Black Crab (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A risk mission on the ice

Swedish Netflix film “Black Crab”, which was released a few days ago, does not bring anything particularly new to its gritty genre territory, and that was rather disappointing to me when I watched it in one early morning. Although it … Continue reading

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Windfall (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three people stuck in one place

Netflix film “Windfall”, which was released on last Friday, is a little modest thriller which could be a solid entertainment if it simply trusted its three principle cast members. As well-qualified performers, they do their best with its rather thin … Continue reading

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I Want You Back (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Your average rom-com product without much surprise

As your average romantic comedy, “I Want You Back”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, has some comic substance and chemistry, but it does not have much surprise for us. Yes, it is already expected right from the very … Continue reading

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