Monthly Archives: August 2022

Nocturne (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A son, his mother, and her other son

South Korean documentary film “Nocturne” follows the cacophonic life story of a mother and her two very different sons. Because one of these two sons happens to have a serious case of autistic disorder, his younger brother as well as … Continue reading

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Rolling (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she begins to roll under the pandemic

South Korean independent film “Rolling” is a modest but sensitive character drama surrounding its young heroine’s emotional journey toward regained hope and optimism. Although it initially requires some patience from us due to its rather slow narrative pacing, the movie … Continue reading

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Bullet Train (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Killers on a Train

“Bullet Train” gives us a brutal and relentless mix of comedy, action, and thriller which worked to some degree for me. While it is often entertaining to watch the game efforts from the cast and crew members of the movie, … Continue reading

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Full Time (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her full-time predicament

French film “Full Time” is a calm but intense observation of one desperate personal struggle. As its heroine tries her best for herself and her children despite an increasingly difficult circumstance, the movie gradually immerses us into her situation via … Continue reading

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Nope (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Something Wicked This Way Flies

Jordan Peele’s third feature film “Nope” is a terrific genre piece to admire and enjoy. Although there are some parts which do not seem to work as well as intended, I was entertained a lot by how the movie skillfully … Continue reading

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Day Shift (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s hard out here for a vampire hunter…

Netflix movie “Day Shift”, which was released on last Friday, tries to have some fun with vampire hunting, but the overall result is rather colorless in my inconsequential opinion. Although it has a fair share of solid action, it could … Continue reading

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Under the Open Sky (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): After he is released into the world outside

Japanese film “Under the Open Sky”, which was belatedly released in South Korean theaters a few days ago, is a dry but poignant drama revolving around one ex-con’s difficult struggle for rehabilitation. Although he is not a very nice person … Continue reading

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Carter (2022) ☆☆(2/4): An intensely hollow action flick

South Korean Netflix film “Carter”, which was released early in this month, is an intensely hollow action flick which did not impress me much for many bad reasons. Its frantic and relentless presentation of stylish action sequences may grab your … Continue reading

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Hunt (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense but convoluted spy hunt movie  

South Korean film “Hunt” tries really hard, but I observed it from the distance even while admiring a number of good moments in the movie. It wants to be not only a serious spy drama movie but also an intense … Continue reading

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DC League of Super-Pets (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Superman’s best friend – and his animal friends

Animation feature film “DC League of Super-Pets” is a delightful product which brings some lightweight spirit to its local genre territory. Unlike many of recent products from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), the film simply tries to have lots of … Continue reading

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