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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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Bodied (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Aggressive and provocative

Watching “Bodied” was one of the most interesting experiences I had during this year. While I frequently cringed at its no-hold-barred battle rap scenes full of expletives to shock and jolt us, I observed them with considerable fascination, and I … Continue reading

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Blindspotting (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Race matters

“Blindspotting” has one of the most gripping showstopper moments I have ever seen during recent years. While that spellbinding moment alone is more than enough for recommendation, the movie is also packed with other terrific moments as going up and … Continue reading

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