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Day Shift (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s hard out here for a vampire hunter…

Netflix movie “Day Shift”, which was released on last Friday, tries to have some fun with vampire hunting, but the overall result is rather colorless in my inconsequential opinion. Although it has a fair share of solid action, it could … Continue reading

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Under the Open Sky (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): After he is released into the world outside

Japanese film “Under the Open Sky”, which was belatedly released in South Korean theaters a few days ago, is a dry but poignant drama revolving around one ex-con’s difficult struggle for rehabilitation. Although he is not a very nice person … Continue reading

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Carter (2022) ☆☆(2/4): An intensely hollow action flick

South Korean Netflix film “Carter”, which was released early in this month, is an intensely hollow action flick which did not impress me much for many bad reasons. Its frantic and relentless presentation of stylish action sequences may grab your … Continue reading

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Hunt (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense but convoluted spy hunt movie  

South Korean film “Hunt” tries really hard, but I observed it from the distance even while admiring a number of good moments in the movie. It wants to be not only a serious spy drama movie but also an intense … Continue reading

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DC League of Super-Pets (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Superman’s best friend – and his animal friends

Animation feature film “DC League of Super-Pets” is a delightful product which brings some lightweight spirit to its local genre territory. Unlike many of recent products from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), the film simply tries to have lots of … Continue reading

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Prey (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her big game

“Prey”, the fifth installment of the Predator franchise which was released on Disney+ two days ago, is a wonderful surprise for this summer. This is another variation of the story formula established in “Predator” (1987), but it has enough style … Continue reading

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Thirteen Lives (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A redundant but solid docudrama from Ron Howard

Ron Howard’s new film “Thirteen Lives”, which is now available on Amazon Prime, attempts to give us a close look into the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, and it succeeds to some degree despite its several inherent … Continue reading

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Ali & Ava (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little romance in the middle of their life

“Ali & Ava” is a little intimate drama about one accidental romantic relationship between two different people. While it is rather predictable in terms of story and characters, the movie gradually engages us as observing how they tentatively approach to … Continue reading

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Boiling Point (2021) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): One tense evening at a restaurant

I often braced myself while watching “Boiling Point”, a tense and electrifying drama continuously unfolded in one upmarket restaurant located somewhere in London. Mainly revolving around a very troubled head chef and a bunch of other people working in that … Continue reading

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How to Please a Woman (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cleaning and sex

“How to Please a Woman” is a little Australian comedy film which cheerfully handles female sexual desire and yearning without any pretension. Although it could delve more into its interesting main subjects in my humble opinion, the movie often amuses … Continue reading

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