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Mother! (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A no-holds-barred allegory from Darren Aronofsky

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, “Mother!” is a no-holds-barred allegory which will shake you up a lot during your viewing. I must confess that I was baffled during its rather ponderous first act, but then I … Continue reading

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It Comes at Night (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Fear eats their soul…

While firmly and intensely sticking to its minimalistic setting, “It Comes at Night” works as a terrifying psychological horror film. As its few characters struggle with fears and uncertainties in their gloomy circumstance, the movie pushes them further to its … Continue reading

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Marjorie Prime (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An somber, intelligent SF chamber drama

“Marjorie Prime” is a somber, intelligent SF chamber drama which turns out to be more intriguing and thoughtful than I expected. While it shows its theatrical origin at times, the movie is an engaging intellectual experience nonetheless, and it is … Continue reading

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Life with their father

“The Meyerowtiz Stories (New and Selected)” is as amusing as its whimsical title suggests. As dryly depicting the rocky relationship dynamics among the members of one dysfunctional family, the movie entertains us with small humorous moments generated among them, and … Continue reading

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): On their long struggle

  Revolving around the mysterious death of one prominent sexual minority activist, Netflix documentary film “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” vividly illuminates an overlooked aspect of the LGBTQ activism in US during the 1970-90s. While it initially draws … Continue reading

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The War Game (1965) ☆☆☆☆ (4/4): “This is nuclear war.”

“Oh, where are you coming from, soldier, gaunt soldier, With weapons beyond any reach of my mind, With weapons so deadly the world must grow older And die in its tracks, if it does not turn kind?” – from “Song … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sequel looking as great as its predecessor

Since it came out in 1982, Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has been regarded as one of the great SF films. Although it was not much of a box office success during its initial theatrical release in 1982, the movie subsequently … Continue reading

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