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The Last Full Measure (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Honoring a hero

“The Last Full Measure” attempts to pay a tribute to one brave young soldier who did an exceptional act of valor and devotion in the Vietnam War, but it somehow feels rather hollow while not presenting well who he really … Continue reading

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To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A middling second chapter

Netflix film “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”, which is a sequel to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), is a middling second chapter which feels rather flat and pedestrian compared to its predecessor. Although … Continue reading

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Horse Girl (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): As she is losing her mind

I was often baffled and confused as watching “Horse Girl”, which was released on Netflix not long after it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in last month. As its heroine becomes more mentally disturbed and confused along the … Continue reading

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An Honest Candidate (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Suddenly, she can’t lie!

I chuckled from time to time as watching the first half of South Korean comedy film “An Honest Candidate”, which could be one of the funnier South Korean movies of this year if it pushed its rather familiar premise harder … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Harley Quinn and other hardcore ladies

“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is wild, uproarious, and, above all, exhilarating. Cheerfully and irreverently bouncing along with its loony anti-heroine and several other strong, colorful female characters, the movie constantly tickles and excites … Continue reading

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My prediction on the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

So far, this Oscar season has been pretty exciting. At first, “The Irishman” seemed to be the front runner, but then “Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood” went ahead with its considerable victory at the Golden Globe, but then there … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Priest with Tattoos

Polish film “Corpus Christi”, which recently got nominated for Best International Film Oscar, turns out to be more solemn and serious than I expected from its absurd premise. Although it may be a little too dry for general audiences out … Continue reading

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