Monthly Archives: May 2022

Hommage (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her journey of restoring a film

South Korean film “Hommage” reminds me again of that considerable gap between me and many old South Korean films in the past. Like many other audiences, I usually regard them as something no more than inconsequential artifacts, but, regardless of … Continue reading

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Emergency (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): One unlucky night of theirs

“Emergency”, which was released on Amazon Prime on this Friday, is an interesting mix of campus comedy and social commentary. Although its overall result does not always work, the movie keeps rolling till the expected finale thanks to the game … Continue reading

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Becoming Cousteau (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Jacques Cousteau

Documentary film “Becoming Cousteau”, which is currently available on Disney+ here in South Korea, looks into the life and career of Jacques Cousteau, a famous French marine explorer who brought considerable innovation into marine exploration in addition to making those … Continue reading

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Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back… with lots of IPs

My mind mildly alternated between nostalgia and annoyance while I watched “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday. Because that old Disney TV animation series of the same name has occupied a small but … Continue reading

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The Valet (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): So he becomes her fake lover…

“The Valet” does not feel that fresh to say the least, but it turns out to be more likable than expected. While this is the American remake version of the 2006 French film of the same name directed by Francis … Continue reading

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On the Count of Three (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their little suicidal adventure.

Personally, suicide is not a laughing matter at all to me. To be frank with you, I was suicidal more than once throughout my 39-year life, and, as far as I remember, I actually attempted to kill myself twice. Although … Continue reading

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Foxhole (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three different wars

“Foxhole” is a modest war movie which presents three different wars and then clumsily tries to make some universal statements from them. Although I do not think it works as well as intended, there are several effective moments to be … Continue reading

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The Survivor (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A boxer who survived

Barry Levinson’s new film “The Survivor”, which was released on HBO Max a few weeks ago, patiently and thoughtfully presents the guilt and trauma of one Holocaust survivor. While never sentimental or exploitative in its stark depiction of the evil … Continue reading

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Paris the 13th District (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sex and Love in the city

Jacques Audiard’s latest film “Paris the 13th District” is a little romantic comedy film which lightly rolls from one point to another along with its several young characters. While the overall result is relatively milder compared to the gritty realistic … Continue reading

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Umma (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Her mother returns to haunt her…

As a little American horror film peppered with some Korean cultural elements, “Umma” surely intrigued me at first but then eventually disappointed me. As a South Korean moviegoer, I appreciated a number of cultural elements in the film while also … Continue reading

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