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Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A jumbled South Korean geopolitical thriller

South Korean film “Steel Rain 2: Summit”, which is a sort of retread instead of being a direct sequel to “Steel Rain” (2017), a jumbled geopolitical thriller which tries too many things at once. While it strives to maintain its … Continue reading

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Steel Rain (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A race against another Korean war

South Korean film “Steel Rain”, which I somehow missed when it was released in South Korean theaters around the end of 2017, is so fast, efficient, and urgent during its first half that it let me down during its middling … Continue reading

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Peninsula (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Welcome to Korean zombieland

South Korean film “Peninsula”, a sequel to director/co-writer Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” (2016), is a typical mix of action movie and zombie horror flick. Although, as I told you many times before, I have been rather tired of zombies … Continue reading

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The Old Guard (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A fairly refreshing superhero flick from Netflix

Netflix movie “The Old Guard”, which was released on last Friday, is a fairly refreshing superhero flick which actually tries a number of different things within its by-the-numbers origin story. While it is rather predictable at times, the movie is … Continue reading

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Trolls World Tour (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Here come more trolls

Animation feature film “Trolls World Tour”, which is an expected sequel to “Trolls” (2016), is packed with lots of colorful and fluffy stuffs in addition to various of types of music as required. During its first 30 minutes, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Da 5 Bloods (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Boys are back in Vietnam

Spike Lee’s latest work “Da 5 Bloods”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is quite a compelling mix of adventure drama, social commentary. and history lesson. While it is rather uneven and a bit too overlong in my … 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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Away (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little one-man-band animation film

Latvian independent animation film “Away” looks pretty simple on the surface, but it will surprise and impress you a lot when you learn more about how it was made during its four-year production period. Although it is occasionally hampered by … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Angels (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Here go Angels….

During my undergraduate years at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of my favorite things at the campus was the weekly screening of recently released movies at the campus hall. Although the screening condition was not exactly … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Harley Quinn and other hardcore ladies

“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is wild, uproarious, and, above all, exhilarating. Cheerfully and irreverently bouncing along with its loony anti-heroine and several other strong, colorful female characters, the movie constantly tickles and excites … Continue reading

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