Monthly Archives: October 2022

Confession (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s competent, if not better

South Korean film “Confession”, which is the remake of Spanish film “The Invisible Guest” (2016), is fairly competent on the whole. Mainly because I belatedly checked out the original Spanish version on this Tuesday, I did not expect much when … Continue reading

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Remember (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Isn’t he too old for this?

When I watched South Korean action thriller film “Remember” at last night, my mind was often more occupied with wondering how old its hero actually is, instead of being engaged in the film itself. As far as I could see … Continue reading

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The Invisible Guest (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An intense defense preparation

Spanish film “The Invisible Guest”, which is currently available on Netflix in South Korea, is one of those typical mystery thriller flicks which constantly suggest to us that they are holding some cards held behind their back for surprising us. … Continue reading

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Descendant (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The last slave ship – and those descendants

Netflix documentary film “Descendant”, which was released on this Friday, is about one relatively unknown black American historical fact which deserves to be known more widely for good reasons. While it is surely informative to anyone unfamiliar with its main … Continue reading

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The Cave (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): His wife and his first love

I could not help but chuckle a bit at times while watching South Korean film “The Cave”. At first, it comes to us as a calm and intimate story about loss and healing, but it also can be quite amusing … Continue reading

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Black Adam (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Dwayne Johnson is just being there…

I still remember how inconsequential Dwayne Johnson’s brief appearance in “The Mummy Returns” (2001) was. While the trailer emphasized this hulking star wrestler’s participation in the film to considerable degree, whatever he did for the film did not amount to … Continue reading

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Ticket to Paradise (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Clooney and Roberts still have it, though

“Ticket to Paradise” made me a bit nostalgic during my viewing due to its two charismatic lead performers. Although more than 20 years have passed since they rose as major Hollywood star performers, George Clooney and Julia Roberts still shine … Continue reading

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Anaïs in Love (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): In her irrepressible pursuit of romance

French film “Anaïs in Love” is a wryly delightful comedy about one irrepressible young woman who cannot help but drawn to more possibility of romance. You may roll your eyes as observing how headless she can be, but you will … Continue reading

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Sunday League (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A tedious league of their own

South Korean independent film “Sunday League” tries a lot, but it did not amuse or move me much on the whole. As a sports comedy drama, it may intrigue you a bit with its sport of choice, but it handles … Continue reading

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Smile (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): It Smiles

“Smile” is a little spooky horror film which has some nasty fun with its heroine’s very unfortunate supernatural situation. Although it is reminiscent of many other horror films ranging from “Ring” (1998) to “It Follows” (2015), the movie did its … Continue reading

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