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This Changes Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Why they need more women in Hollywood

Documentary film “This Changes Everything”, which is currently being shown as “Woman in Hollywood” in South Korean theaters, attempts to illuminate a longtime gender issue in Hollywood. Although it does not go that far beyond what I have learned on … Continue reading

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Redundant but entertaining

“Terminator: Dark Fate” is a redundant but surprisingly entertaining sequel whose strong elements compensate for its weak ones to some degree. While it stumbles at times as an action flick, the movie manages to recharge its story formula via some … Continue reading

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Weathering with You (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Rain, Rain, Rain…

I think I am a little too grounded in reality to enjoy Japanese animation film “Weathering with You”, which was recently selected as the Japanese entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in this year. While it surely looks fantastic … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Moon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A solid directorial debut by Alex Wolff

“The Cat and the Moon” is your typical coming-of-age drama about a troubled adolescent hero wandering and struggling a lot in his unstable life, but it is a bit better than I expected. Sure, there are some rough spots here … Continue reading

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63 Up (2019) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): Life at 63

Dear Roger How have you been these days, Roger? It has been more than 5 years since you passed away in 2013, but I often cannot help but think of you whenever I encounter something great at a movie theater. … Continue reading

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Cat People (1942) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Beware, she may scratch

“Cat People” is a little classic B-horror film which creeps us out as demonstrating well the value of our fear and dread on whatever is lurking there in darkness. Although we do not see much of what scares its main … Continue reading

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Blinded by the Light (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When he discovers Bruce Springsteen

“Blinded by the Light” is a familiar but enjoyable feel-good movie driven by a number of songs from Bruce Springsteen. I must confess that I do not know much about the music of Springsteen besides his haunting Oscar-winning song for … Continue reading

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