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Homecoming (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A superlative concert film by Beyoncé

First, let me confess to you that I have underestimated Beyoncé for a rather silly reason. While I have not paid much attention to many of her songs, I only watched her in a few films including “Dreamgirls” (2006) and … Continue reading

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Someone Great (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three young ladies’ eventful day

Netflix film “Someone Great”, which was released a few days ago, is a modestly enjoyable comedy film about one eventful day of three young ladies in New York City. While it is predictable and conventional in many aspects, the movie … Continue reading

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Glass (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A decidedly lukewarm superhero movie

“Glass”, which is supposed to be the concluding chapter for director/writer M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2016), is a decidedly lukewarm superhero movie which is fascinating enough to talk about but is not good enough to recommend. Although … Continue reading

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A Vigilante (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A female avenger against domestic violence

“A Vigilante” is a small but fascinating drama about one troubled woman who chooses a rather drastic way of fighting against domestic violence. While firmly sticking to its austere attitude, the movie works as a restrained but intense character study … Continue reading

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Never Look Away (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sprawling epic period drama

German film “Never Look Away”, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar early in this year, is a sprawling epic period drama about one young man struggling to find his own artistic voice during the most tumultuous part … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Man Behind Fox News

Roger Ailes was a pretty deplorable guy in my humble opinion. As running Fox News for more than 20 years, he actively and aggressively spread fear and hate over the American society along with his loony right-wing figures such as … Continue reading

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To My River (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The daily life of a poet

South Korean independent film “To My River” grows on me more as I reflect on it more. As a dry but sensitive character drama about life and poetry, it requires some patience from time to time, but it gradually comes … Continue reading

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