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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their one day

Canadian film “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” presents a series of continuous moments between two different female characters who happen to encounter each other on one day. As austerely but sensitively focusing on strained and tentative interactions … 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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Custody (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s not over for them yet

Disturbing but undeniably gripping, French film “Custody” chillingly examines the problematic family relationship among its main characters. Right from its opening scene, we sense a trouble coming from the distance, and then the movie gradually dials up its level of … Continue reading

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Behind the belief

As far as I can remember, the first time I heard about the Church of Scientology was when I read a review on “Battlefield Earth” (2000), an infamous Hollywood turkey which was based on the SF novel of the same … Continue reading

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Love & Mercy (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Going down – and going up again

Brian Wilson has lived an interesting life which is sometimes too dramatic to be believed. After ascending to the top with his legendary band at young age, he tried to move forward with his new ideas, but then he slowly … Continue reading

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Madonna (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Passion of Madonna

South Korean film “Madonna”, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in this May and is now currently being shown at South Korean theaters, is a tough stuff packed with stark power and harrowing emotions. It is often very … Continue reading

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Joe (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Cage and Green back in their element

 With its stark rural background and the people who really look like its squalid inhabitants, David Gordon Green’s new film “Joe” feels real at every minute. As we are absorbed by how it takes its time to establish its mood … Continue reading

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