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Cameraperson (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): What her camera observed

Kirsten Johnson’s “Cameraperson” was one of several notable documentary films I unfortunately missed in 2016. Although I bought its Criterion blu-ray edition which was released shortly after its modest theatrical release in US, I somehow kept postponing watching it during … Continue reading

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The Assistant (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her toxic work environment

It may take some time for you to discern the insidiously virulent work environment surrounding the helpless heroine of “The Assistant”, a small but biting independent film which is inarguably one of the most notable movies of the ongoing #MeToo … Continue reading

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Isadora’s Children (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Personal artistic influences from Isadora Duncan

French film “Isadora’s Children” is a modest piece of work which calmly but profoundly explores personal artistic influences from Isadora Duncan, one of the most famous dancers in the 20th century. Through three different stories loosely connected together by one … Continue reading

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American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Direct but superficial

I could not help but feel uncomfortable as watching Netflix documentary film “American Murder: The Family Next Door”, which was released on this Wednesday. The people behind the documentary want to present to us a close and direct glimpse into … Continue reading

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Diva (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A diver on the brink of madness

South Korean film “Diva” is a little psychological thriller packed with conflicting emotions between two different young female athletes. Although sometimes feeling a bit too conventional and predictable as reminiscent of many other similar genre films ranging from “Repulsion” (1965) … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her game is afoot indeed

Netflix film “Enola Holmes”, which was released yesterday, has lots of fun with its feministic response to the tales of one of the most famous detective characters in the history. Mainly fueled by the vibrantly plucky performance from its exceptional … Continue reading

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#Alive (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A mediocre South Korean zombie flick

Some of you probably know how much I have been getting tired of zombie movies. Except several notable cases such as “28 Days Later…” (2002) or “Zombieland” (2009), most of those zombie flicks did not entertain or terrify me much … Continue reading

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Feels Good Man (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A cartoon character gone out of control

Documentary film “Feels Good Man”, which won the US Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker, presents the cautionary tale of a sincere artistic creation gone out of control. When its creator introduced it to the world outside, it was … Continue reading

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The Hunt (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives

Craig Zobel’s new film “The Hunt” is a mildly amusing horror comedy about a bunch of liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives. While it looks promising as rapidly throwing a series of nice surprises during its first act, it comes to … Continue reading

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Mulan (2020) ☆☆(2/4): Stick to the animation version, please

“Mulan”, the live action remake version of the 1998 Disney animation film of the same name, is a pointless and unnecessary product which dissatisfies me a lot for many reasons. Although it is not incompetent at all in technical aspects … Continue reading

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