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Escape from Mogadishu (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must stick together for their escape

South Korean film “Escape from Mogadishu” is a gritty and intense action thriller flick which is loosely based on a real-life story between South and North Korean embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991. While often reminiscent of a bunch of … Continue reading

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Jungle Cruise (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A goofy overlong adventure film

“Jungle Cruise” is not as awful as I feared after watching its trailer several weeks ago, but it is also not as fun and entertaining as it could be. As a blockbuster flick based on one of those theme park … Continue reading

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Two of Us (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Just two of them

“Two of Us”, which was selected as the French entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year (It made the shortlist of fifteen films early in this year, by the way), begins its story with the warm and sensitive … Continue reading

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Gull (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her little struggle for herself

South Korean independent film “Gull” is a simple but haunting character drama about one ordinary woman’s harrowing emotional journey after a traumatic incident. While dryly but sensitively observing her inner struggle without any unnecessary exaggeration, the movie slowly lets us … Continue reading

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The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A well-made interseason episode

I must confess that, as a nerdy guy who has seldom watched TV for many years, I really did not know anything about South Korean TV drama series “The Cursed”, whose second season will soon be started in this year. … Continue reading

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The Night (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An isolated night of terror

“The Night” is a little creepy psychological horror film mainly revolving around one isolated night of terror within some big hotel in LA. While clearly influenced by a number of other horror films such as, yes, “The Shining” (1980), the … Continue reading

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The Water Man (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Searching for the Water Man

“The Water Man”, which was released in US a few months ago and then released on Netflix outside US, is a modest but wholesome coming-of-age fantasy drama. While it is reminiscent of other similar genre products ranging from “Bridge to … Continue reading

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Host (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An online horror film set in the ongoing pandemic era

During last two years, our world has been changed a lot due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this unfortunate global change certainly has influenced my routine visits to local movie theaters a lot. As I am constantly reminded of … Continue reading

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Action Hero (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little goofy college action comedy

South Korean independent film “Action Hero” is a little goofy mix of action and comedy which turns out to be more likable than I expected. While I often shook up my head as observing all those silly moments generated among … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): … and now it faces the origin of evil

I must confess that I had some skepticism when I came across the trailer of the Fear Street trilogy a few weeks ago. Based on the popular book series of the same name by R.L. Stine, it just looked like … Continue reading

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