Category Archives: Movies

Ema (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Odd, opaque, but fascinating anyway

Pablo Larraín’s latest work “Ema”, which is going to be released on MUBI in UK, Ireland, and India this week, is often odd and opaque in its clinical character study, but it is still a fascinating experience I will probably … Continue reading

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Extraction (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tense and brutal action flick as good as intended

When I saw the trailer of Netflix film “Extraction” a few weeks ago, I immediately had a pretty good idea on what and how it would be in terms of story and characters, and it turns out that my guess … Continue reading

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Time to Hunt (2020) ☆☆(2/4): They mess with a wrong target, of course

South Korean film “Time to Hunt”, which was originally scheduled to be released in South Korea movie theaters around the end of this February but then, after some last-minute legal dispute, was instead released on Netflix in last week due … Continue reading

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Circus of Books (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her parents’ unconventional business

Netflix documentary film “Circus of Books”, which was released on last Wednesday, tells an interesting personal story revolving around an old gay porn shop in California and its unlikely owners. As they admits to us at one point in the … Continue reading

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Selah and The Spades (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little distinctive debut work to notice

“Selah and the Spades”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last weekend, is a little distinctive debut work which may be regarded as the starting point of a major talent to watch. As a guy who did not have … Continue reading

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Sergio (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Well-intentioned but mediocre

Netflix film “Sergio” is a well-intentioned but ultimately disappointing biography drama film about one decent real-life figure who deserves a more interesting movie in my trivial opinion. While it certainly depicts its hero with lots of admiration and respect, the … Continue reading

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Midnight Family (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their nighttime business in Mexico City

Documentary film “Midnight Family” simply observes its main human subjects and their nighttime activities, but what is vividly captured via its seemingly plain storytelling approach is utterly unforgettable to say the least. As phlegmatically but strikingly presenting how these people … Continue reading

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