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The Good Liar (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It didn’t deceive me much…

“The Good Liar” did not deceive me much. Although it is a pleasure to see two of the best British performers in our time interacting well with each other on the screen, the movie is rather predictable and unsurprising for … Continue reading

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The Farewell (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bittersweet Chinese family story

As an Asian audience, I knowingly smiled as watching the heroine of “The Farewell” coming inside her dear grandmother’s residence full of their family members. When I was young, I and my family routinely visited the house of my mother’s … Continue reading

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The Report (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long, frustrating struggle for one important report

“The Report” is angry and outraged behind its dry, methodical façade. Following one plain American government official’s long, frustrating struggle to finish and then publish a damning official report on the systemic tortures committed by CIA in the name of … Continue reading

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Ford v Ferrari (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A visceral racing car drama

There are a number of electrifying moments in “Ford v Ferrari”, a well-crafted feature film which is about two real-life figures heading an American team of racing car engineers and designers who worked hard together for defeating their Italian opponent … Continue reading

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Knives Out (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A deliciously entertaining whodunnit

Rian Johnson’s latest film “Knives Out” is a deliciously entertaining whodunnit which will delight any devoted fan of mystery novels like me. While I could see through its wily, dexterous handling of plot elements at time, I was really caught … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Adventures of the Peanut Butter Falcon

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” entertained me in more than one way. While it is a typical Southern story clearly influenced by Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, it palpably vibrates with authentic local atmosphere as well as sweet personality, and … Continue reading

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Ready or Not (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadly game with her in-laws

The heroine of “Ready or Not” faces a lot more risks and troubles than she ever imagined, and that is the main source of naughty pleasure in this morbid black comedy film. Poor girl, she only wants to present herself … Continue reading

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