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The Edge of Seventeen (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Edgy, witty, and heartfelt

Edgy, witty, and heartfelt, “The Edge of Seventeen” is a genuine coming-of-age story about that tumultuous life period called adolescence. While it often throws some funny moments of incisive humor via its spunky heroine who tries to deal with her … Continue reading

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Miss Sloane (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): By Any Means Necessary

It is always entertaining to watch smart people doing their job well, and the heroine of “Miss Sloane” is one of such good cases. While we are amazed or horrified by how far she is willing to go for getting … Continue reading

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Lost in Paris (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A whimsical slapstick comedy set in Paris

French film “Lost in Paris” is a whimsical comedy mainly driven by various amusing moments of slapstick comedy. It surely has its own offbeat charm and the audiences around me frequently giggled during the screening I attended, but the movie … Continue reading

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Baldwin Remembers

First, let me confess that I am not that familiar with James Baldwin, a renowned African American writer who was one of the notable figures in the Civil Rights Movement in US during the 1960s. Although I came to know … Continue reading

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Get Out (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Guess who’s coming for weekend…

Reminiscent of those sinister paranoid thriller films made during the 1970s, “Get Out” is willing to unnerve us as providing a fair share of suspense as well as the biting sense of black humor. During my viewing, I could not … Continue reading

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20th Century Women (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three interesting women in his adolescent life

“20th Century Women” is a warm, sensitive, and humorous film about one adolescent boy who grows up with several colorful people around him during a notable social/cultural transition point in the 20th century American society. Now it sounds like your … Continue reading

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Embrace of the Serpent (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two parallel journeys into Amazonian jungle

Sometimes I come across movies which both baffle and fascinate me, and Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent”, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar early in last year, is one of such cases. Although I watched it … Continue reading

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