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Another Child (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two mothers, Two daughters

South Korean film “Another Child” surprised me. Although it begins with a rather soapy promise, the movie engaged and interested me more than expected as showing considerable humor, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness in its deft handling of story and characters, and … Continue reading

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Blood fraud

Not long before watching HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”, I happened to have a small conversation with some of colleagues in a biotechnology company where I have worked during last two years. The subject of … Continue reading

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Dragged Across Concrete (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and vicious crime thriller

S. Criag Zahler’s latest work “Dragged Across Concrete” is a gritty and vicious crime thriller film testing our patience and tolerance in many different ways. Mainly revolving around two undeniably racist cop characters, the movie often unnerves us with their … Continue reading

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On the Basis of Sex (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lawyer who changed the world

“On the Basis of Sex” focuses on the early career period of US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a legendary American figure who is still actively keeping on in the US Supreme Court for civil equality and liberties even at this … Continue reading

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Asako I & II (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Between two same but different men

Japanese film “Asako I & II” rubbed me in a wrong way. While I observed its first two acts with mild interest, I was quite baffled and annoyed by its contrived third act which takes a sudden plot turn without … Continue reading

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Unicorn Store (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A whimsical mess

“Unicorn Store”, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2017 but only got released on Netflix yesterday, is a whimsical mess which is incoherent and confusing in terms of what is about as well as how … Continue reading

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Shazam! (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy lightweight superhero movie

“Shazam!”, the latest installment from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), is a lightweight superhero movie as funny and goofy as expected from its silly promise, and that is surely a nice fresh change compared to the grim ponderousness of “Batman … Continue reading

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