Monthly Archives: June 2022

Decision to Leave (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another twisted work from Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook’s latest film “Decision to Leave”, which won the Best Director Award when it was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in last month, is often enthralling thanks to its masterful storytelling coupled with a distinctive sense of twisted … Continue reading

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Michelle Yeoh in the Madness of the Multiverse

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is definitely one of the most wildly imaginative films of this year. While its story premise involved with multiple alternative universes is not exactly new to many of us due to several recent films such … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cage goes wild again…

Nicholas Cage has been one of the most interesting actors working in Hollywood during last four decades, and there are good reasons for that. Sure, he appeared a bunch of bad films during several recent years just because of his … Continue reading

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Rise (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wholesome family sports drama

“Rise”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday, is a wholesome family sports drama based on the inspiring true story of one Nigerian immigrant family. While it is often quite predictable in many aspects, the movie is balanced well … Continue reading

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Dog (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): His journey with a military dog

“Dog” is a simple road movie which handles its story and characters with enough care and sensitivity. Right from when its two main characters begin their journey, you can instantly discern how much they will be changed via their rather … Continue reading

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Civil: Ben Crump (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lawyer against racial injustices

Netflix documentary film “Civil: Ben Crump”, which was released on last Sunday, mainly revolves around one African American civil rights lawyer who has fought against the racial injustices in the American society for many years. As observing how he handled … Continue reading

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I am More (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Meet More

I like documentaries presenting people different from me with care and empathy, and South Korean documentary film “I am More” is one of such cases. While its transgender heroine surely draws our attention right from the beginning due to her … Continue reading

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Please Make Me Look Pretty (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her lovely caricatures

South Korean documentary film “Please Make Me Look Pretty” looks into the plain but lovely artistry of one young disabled woman who simply loves to draw. While her numerous drawings are its main attraction, the documentary also presents a frank … Continue reading

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Good Luck to You, Rio Grande (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two different persons in the room

It is alternatively amusing and touching to observe the genuinely human interactions between the two very different lead characters of “Good Luck to You, Rio Grande”, which was released on Hulu in last week. Although most of the story is … Continue reading

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Watcher (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is somebody watching her?

“Watcher” is a modest but effective psychological thriller film driven by one little insidious possibility. Although you will not be surprised much by what it will serve you along the plot, the movie did a fairly competent job of maintaining … Continue reading

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