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After Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their shotgun romance prompted by cancer

“After Everything” is about two different people who happen to have a romantic relationship via sudden illness. When they talk with each other for the first time, something clicks between them, and then they come to closer to each other … Continue reading

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Door Lock (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Somebody tries to unlock the door….

South Korean film “Door Lock” terrified me more than I expected. When I saw its poster and synopsis a few weeks ago, I thought it was just another woman-in-danger movie, but then I heard some good words from others, and … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Michael Moore on the Trump era

Michael Moore’s new documentary film “Fahrenheit 11/9” is a mixed bag full of lots of things to present. While trying to examine how that shocking and unbelievable victory of Donald Trump happened on November 9th, 2016, the documentary attempts to … Continue reading

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For Vagina’s Sake (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Of Menstruation and Women

I remember well when I happened to get a brief glimpse of menstruation a long time ago. It was around 1992, and I noticed a piece of toilet paper smeared with blood in a bathroom not long after my calligraphy … Continue reading

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Colette (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Before she wrote under her own name

Writers are not exactly an ideal subject for movie, but “Colette”, a biographical drama film covering the early career years of French novelist Colette, is a pretty engaging stuff. Although it is sometimes hampered by its rather scattershot narrative spanning … Continue reading

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Summer 1993 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): That summer of Frida

Spanish film “Summer 1993”, which was selected as the Spanish entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, tells its story via the limited but unadulterated viewpoint of its little young heroine. As she tries to cope with … Continue reading

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, evocative WWI documentary

Peter Jackson’s documentary film “They Shall Not Grow Old” is an extraordinary work you should not miss. Via its astounding technical enhancement of archival footage clips shot during World War I, it vividly and compellingly shows us what it was … Continue reading

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