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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Following the career of Mike Wallace

Documentary film “Mike Wallace Is Here” attempts to presents the overview of the career of Mike Wallace, who was one of the most prominent TV journalists in US for many years before his death in 2012. Instead of merely depending … Continue reading

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Dark Waters (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long, frustrating legal fight against DuPont

As watching Todd Haynes’ latest film “Dark Waters” at a local movie theater on this Wednesday evening, I mused a bit on when I heard about Teflon for the first time. It was probably when I learned elementary cooking during … Continue reading

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Away (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little one-man-band animation film

Latvian independent animation film “Away” looks pretty simple on the surface, but it will surprise and impress you a lot when you learn more about how it was made during its four-year production period. Although it is occasionally hampered by … Continue reading

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Swallow (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman under compulsion

“Swallow” is a disturbing psychological thriller film which will make you wince more than once for good reasons. Calmly observing its young heroine’s increasingly alarming compulsion, the movie delves deep into her troubled state of mind, and there are a … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Angels (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Here go Angels….

During my undergraduate years at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of my favorite things at the campus was the weekly screening of recently released movies at the campus hall. Although the screening condition was not exactly … Continue reading

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Queen & Slim (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A duo on the run

“Queen & Slim” is a little crime romance drama which follows the footsteps of “Bonny and Clyde” (1967) and many other similar films while also presenting its own mood, ideas, and sensibility. As a foreign audience outside the American society, … Continue reading

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Lucky Chan-sil (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheer up, Chan-sil

South Korean independent film “Lucky Chan-sil” is often amusing and interesting for several good reasons. While clearly reminiscent of those little comedy films of Hong Sang-soo, the movie distinguishes itself via its filmmaker heroine’s comic struggle with what seems to … Continue reading

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