Author Archives: kaist455

American Honey (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Selling and drifting on the road

“American Honey”, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in last year, gives us a vivid, realistic glimpse into a certain type of lifestyle which is not so familiar to many of us. Because I had never … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Yongsoon (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A country girl’s hot, problematic summer

While it is uncomfortable to watch at times for good reasons, South Korean film “Yongsoon” comes to us as an engaging coming-of-age drama about its adolescent heroine’s hot, problematic summer. Although it is inarguable that she clings to a very … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) ☆1/2(1.5/4): Another unbearable epic mess

It is an understatement to say that “Transformers: The Last Knight” is a cinematic equivalent of blunt instrument. This is another unbearable epic mess as brainlessly loud and bombastic as three previous sequels following “Transformers” (2007), and it will relentlessly … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Antiporno (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another perverted exercise in style from Sion Sono

You cannot possibly expect anything normal from Sion Sono, who is surely one of the most interesting filmmakers working in Japan at present. “Cold Fish” (2010) was a bleak, disturbing psychological thriller about an ordinary family man gradually influenced by … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

I Am a Cat (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Aren’t they cute?

South Korean documentary film “I Am a Cat” is full of cats, and I enjoyed that as a longtime cat lover. Since I began to photograph those stray cats living in the campus of Korean Advanced Institute of Science and … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Villainess (2017) ☆☆(2/4): She’s lethal….and sappy

“The Villainess” is probably one of the most exciting bad South Korean films of this year. While there are several first-class action sequences to be admired for heaps of efforts and techniques put into them, it is unfortunately stuck with … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Leave a comment

The Mummy (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A mummy comes to London

“The Mummy”, a reboot of the Mummy series which is also the first installment in the Dark Universe film series of Universal Studios, is dour, bland, and joyless while not proving anything particularly fun or scary. This unexciting blockbuster product … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | 1 Comment